In the past, individuals with hearing loss required various types of hearing aid devices. However, a new surgically implanted mechanism is helping many individuals hear without hearing aids. Cochlear implants are useful for people with profound levels of hearing loss. This device is appropriate for individuals with sensory hair cell damage in the cochlea. More children and adults are having this device inserted surgically to assist in hearing environmental sounds and speech for the first time. Individuals can choose to have bilateral cochlear implants that More
15.05.13 | Uncategorized |
Not being able to hear well — or at all — can be a frightening and upsetting situation. Not only do you have to worry about the emotional issues that can go along with not being able to hear, but you will also have a harder time doing day-to-day tasks if you are unable to hear. Poor hearing can even get in the way of your safety.
Luckily, however, there are options out there if you can’t hear well. More
21.03.13 | Uncategorized |
Struggling through hearing loss can be a tough and trying time for the sufferer as well as the friends and family around him or her. You might know someone who has suffered from hearing loss or, maybe, you happen to be the parent of a child who has recently been afflicted with this. It can be frustrating and communication can really break down if this situation isn’t dealt with in the right manner. A certain level of patience and understanding as well as some professional help are all required unless you want your family to fall apart.
One of the best ways you can connect with your child if he or she is suffering from hearing loss is to show an interest in their plight and demonstrate ways in which you want to help or make it easier. I know it can be a struggle with all the rest of life’s little challenges – mortgages, paying the bills, car repairs, looking into Debt Settlement, internet bills, etc. – but the fact of that matter is that your child needs you. Take some time to look into some schools specially designed for this sort of thing and start becoming more active in your child’s life. This might require you to learn to sign and while it may not be the same as vocal communication; it is still communication none the less.
31.03.12 | Uncategorized |
There are many assistance options when it comes to helping a deaf family member. If they are in need of an aid, there are many options available. Hearing assistance devices are one of the most common aids that most deaf people rely on for communication. There are many different types of hearing aids that can help out with a deaf family member. You can determine which hearing aid will best suit your deaf family member, depending on the severity of their deafness.
9.07.11 | Uncategorized |
Hearing aids can be quite expensive for people that are deaf. The whole point is that deaf people need good brand hearing aids. They need a hearing aid that is going to last them for some time. They also need a hearing aid that is going to give them the highest in standards. People that use good brand hearing aids will seek many benefits.
Hearing aids are meant to improve word recognization through what they call central reorganization. People who have mild to moderate hearing loss should definitely consider a hearing aid in both More
29.06.11 | Uncategorized |
Modern hearing aids are so well-designed that they are great for the hearing impaired and people that may be deaf. These devices are easy to conceal and are not big and bulky like they used to be. For years people with hearing impairments didn’t want to wear hearing aids because they appeared big, were easily noticed by others and were uncomfortable.
With modern technology making them smaller and lightweight, people can easily wear hearing aids without others noticing that they have them on. These hearing aids are More
22.06.11 | Uncategorized |
When you’re deaf or nearly deaf, the last thing you want is to be burdened by tons of information regarding the latest and greatest hearing technologies. The best thing to do to avoid confusion when choosing a new hearing product is to look at all the options then make a slow, informed decision. For such a big purchase, you should be sure.
Digital Hearing Aids: Relatively new to the market, these are the latest and greatest in hearing technologies. Detecting even the slightest change in movement or vibration, digital hearing aids give their wearers an increased More
15.06.11 | Uncategorized |
Unilateral hearing loss, as befits its name, refers to hearing loss in only one ear. The main causes of unilateral hearing loss are physical injury, acoustic neroma (a benign intracranial tumor), microtia (where one ear is underdeveloped), or disease (measles, meningitis, mumps, etc.). While this may sound like a minimal impairment compared to full hearing loss, it presents its own set of challenges. These are mostly associated with the difficulty of interpreting sound through only one mediumin other words, hearing in mono instead of stereo. Cover one of your own ears in a crowd, or in a situation where someone is speaking over background noise. Can you pick out where the speaker is, or differentiate the speech from the environment? More
19.11.10 | Unilateral Hearing Loss |
Many Americans are familiar with the concept of seeing-eye dogs, but trained dogs can be great companions for deaf individuals as well. Dogs for the Deaf, located in Central Point, Oregon, is one of the organizations in American that works to place hearing dogs in households, all with no cost to either taxpayers or to the new owner (besides a 50 application fee). These dogs are taken from animal shelters and trained individually by a DFD professional, usually for 4 to 6 months. Microchipping and spaying/neutering is customary for all dogs, as is any medical care needed to ensure the dog’s health. More
14.11.10 | Hearing Dogs |
As mentioned on the page “Dealing With Deafness,” the risk of social isolation is high for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc. (CSD) is a private nonprofit that helps to combat this alarming trend. Their services range from technology that helps deaf people connect from inside their homes to in-person interpreters (in certain states).Currently, CSD has locations in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Texas. The company offers interpreting services, which can be booked via the company’s website (www.c-s-d.org), in four of those states: Maryland, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Texas. The services in other states vary by location. For instance, in Ohio, CSD hosts Deaf BH MattersConsumer Advocacy Network, a service for deaf people with Behavioral Health issues. CSD Ohio also features a Deaf Off Drugs & Alcohol Program, a Regional Infant Hearing Program (RIHP) provided free to eligible families, Case Management and Counseling Services that offer support to both the deaf and their families, and Development Disabilities Services. The services offered in other states can be found at the CSD website. More