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33 million Americans suffer with some degree of hearing loss which means that more than 33 million people are in the same boat you’re in. They live with, know and/or love someone with hearing loss.
Sometimes it’s nice to know that there are really happy, really satisfied people who just happen to wear hearing aids..
The truth, if you are hearing impaired, you will benefit from wearing hearing aids, period. How much benefit will depend on many factors.
Some things we all want to know but didn’t know who to ask about hearing loss and hearing aids.
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Hearing aids require care to ensure that they work properly. If you notice a problem, here are a few tips on how to troubleshoot problems with your hearing aid. THE HEARING AID APPEARS TO BE DEAD OR WEAK Reason #1 Cause: Dead, weak, or wrong type of battery. Test: Substitute new battery. Remedy: Battery replaced. Reason #2 Cause: Battery reversed in battery compartment so that the (+) terminal is where the (–) terminal should be. Test: Take the battery out, turn it over and re-insert the battery. Remedy: Battery inserted correctly. Reason #3 Cause: The earmold is plugged with wax or
INCIDENCE OF HEARING LOSS Millions and millions of Americans have hearing loss. Estimates range from 36 – 40 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss. The National Institute of Health reports that the percentage of adults with a disabling hearing loss increases with age: 2 percent of adults aged 45 to 54 have disabling hearing loss. 5 percent of adults aged 55 to 64 have disabling hearing loss. 25 percent of those aged 65 to 74 have disabling hearing loss. 50 percent of those who are 75+ have disabling
We’ll just get straight to the point. No, a properly fit hearing aid will not make your hearing worse. The key to the answer lies in the phrase “properly fit”. There are several steps involved in ensuring that a hearing aid is fit properly. STEP 1 THE HEARING TEST AND PATIENT HISTORY STAGE Gathering information about your medical history particularly as it relates to your hearing is essential when we are ready to develop a plan to provide you with better hearing. The hearing test is essential in determining the type and
The most common types of hearing loss are noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) and presbycusis. NIHL is the result of exposure to excessive amounts of noise. Presbycusis is a gradual hearing loss in both ears that commonly occurs as people age. However there are more than 100 different causes of hearing loss. Here are just a few that help to outline the complexity of the auditory system and the multitude of ways in which it can be damaged. Frankly, it’s miraculous that a problem that