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This entry was posted on 25th October 2017 by Gary.
The web is full of useful information on many topics, including hearing loss. Sadly, not all is accurate or even true.
Here is a selection of our favorite deaf and hearing loss myths.
While some underlining conditions which cause hearing loss can be cured completely, in most cases the condition is irreversible. This is especially true for the most common causes of hearing loss, age-related and noise-induced. For example, sensorineural hearing loss can lead to a permanent loss of hearing and you may require hearing aids to effectively manage the condition.
If you are concerned about hearing loss, visit an audiologist or medical professional.
Hearing loss is a general term that describes various levels of hearing impairments, from mild to profound hearing loss and deafness. Most sufferers will not use sign language, particularly if the condition presents itself during the later years of a person’s life.
Sign language is not often a method of communication for the hard of hearing. Digital hearing aids will often be a valuable tool for listening and understanding conversations.
Almost anyone with hearing loss can use a phone. In cases of mild to moderate hearing loss, amplified phones are used and in cases of profound hearing loss and deafness, text phones are used.
Plenty of hearing aid compatible phones exists, as well as extra loud phones for the deaf with added vibration and visual alerts.
360 million people across the world are believed to have some form of hearing loss. Thankfully, there are many valuable items out there to help improve the quality of life for the hearing impaired. This includes:
This last one is a little absurd. A loss of hearing can occur at any age; you may even be born with it, develop hearing loss at an early or late stage in your life. Hearing aids are designed to fit all ages and accommodate all types of hearing loss.
For those concerned about wearing a device, invisible hearing aids are a popular option for those after a discreet look.
We are one of the world's leading hearing specialists.
At hearing Direct, you will find a collection of affordable hearing aids, hearing aid batteries, as well as accessories so you can keep your hearing aid in fine working order. Also available on our website are a number of amplified products to benefit the hard of hearing.
Alternatively, you may wish to take our free online hearing test which will indicate if you should take further action to protect your hearing.
If you have any questions about hearing loss, get in touch and our expert team will do their best to assist you.
This entry was posted in Hearing Aids, Hearing Information, Hearing Loss and tagged hearing aids, Hearing loss, USA on 25th October 2017 by Gary.
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