You may have hearing loss if:
- You have trouble hearing over the telephone.
- You have trouble following a conversation when two or more people are talking at the same time.
- People complain that you turn the TV volume too loud.
- You have to strain to understand conversations.
- You miss hearing common sounds like the phone or a doorbell ringing.
- You get confused about where sounds come from.
- You misunderstand some words in a sentence and need to ask people to repeat themselves.
- You especially have trouble understanding the speech of women and children.
- You have a history of working in noisy environments.
- People often get annoyed because you don’t understand what they say.
- You don’t understand what others are saying and you make inappropriate responses.
- You avoid social activities because you cannot hear well and fear you will reply improperly.
- If your family members or friends think you have a hearing problem.
- If you experience ringing or buzzing sounds in your ears.
If you answered yes to 1 or more of the above you may have hearing loss. The next step is to have a complete hearing evaluation by an Audiologist. An Audiologist is a licensed health care professional who specializes in identification, assessment and prevention of hearing loss
What you should know about hearing loss:
- Hearing loss that develops later in life usually comes on slowly, is permanent, and often gets gradually worse with age.
- Most of these losses can be improved effectively by individually selected, prescribed and fitted hearing aids.
- Some adults can have their hearing corrected by an ear physician or surgeon, so it is important to have an evaluation to make this determination. (Starkey).
- The sound processing technology and quality of sound of the computerized hearing aid is far superior to that of conventional hearing aids.
Computerized hearing amplification:
- These hearing aids are programmed by the Audiologist using a computer to fit your individual hearing loss.
- Within each separate program, these hearing aids automatically adjust incoming sounds, helping to keep loud sounds more comfortable and soft sounds easier to hear.
- This technology provides different sound settings that are individually programmed for everyday environments.
- The leaders in computerized hearing aid technology are Resound with AT&T technology and 3M.
- The sound processing technology and quality of sound of the Computerized hearing aid is far superior to that of conventional hearing aids.
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