Talking to kids about hearing loss

Talking to kids about hearing loss

If you are a parent with a child that has hearing loss, there will come a time when you, or you and your child, are going to have to explain that experience to others. This is a great opportunity to be educational and non-judgmental, if others in your child’s life refer to hearing difficulties negatively. Turn it into a positive experience to discuss a very common physical condition affecting countless Americans.   Hearing Loss & School-Aged Children Do you have a school-aged child with hearing loss? Consider meeting with your child’s teacher to discuss hearing loss and accommodations. You may …

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When Should I Update My Hearing Aids?

When Should I Update My Hearing Aids?

It may be that your hearing needs have changed, your hearing instruments are not functioning as well as they used to, or you simply want to try out newer hearing aids with better features–there is never a bad time to speak to your hearing health care professional about the possibility of updating your hearing aids. If an upgrade is needed to ensure you have a stress-free, comfortable listening experience than it will be well worth it. 1. Your hearing aids are no longer functioning well. A hearing aid is not like a cell phone or tablet that can be safely …

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Common Questions about Hearing Loss

Common Questions about Hearing Loss

Are you straining to hear? Do you struggle to follow conversations, or pick up on the subtle sounds around you? You’re not alone. Nearly 40 million Americans have hearing loss, and have difficulty hearing at work and at home. If you’ve recently experienced changes in your hearing, here are some of the most common questions and answers about hearing loss. How Common Is Hearing Loss? Hearing loss is a lot more common than you might think, and affects people of all ages. Almost half of seniors over the age of 65 have hearing loss, and this number increases with age. …

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