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Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids
Shona, my guest author, is a long time hearing aid wearer and a lip reading instructor. She shares some of her insights into getting hearing aids.
Hearing loss and music
When someone starts to go deaf, losing music is probably not their first concern. In fact, many will naturally stop listening to music until one day the recognise how much they have missed.
Hearing loss and self esteem
Not many people realise that losing your hearing can have a major impact on your general health and in particular your mental health
Hearing loss impedes education
The biggest reason deaf or hard of hearing children donít get a good education is because they have greater difficulty in developing language. The result of pour linguistic skills is to seem unintelligent and sometimes downright stupid.
Hearing loss in children (UK)
Hearing loss prevelance in the UK is about 390 children per year. This research found that many parents were opting for a cochlear implant.
Hearing loss is outside our experience
If you lose your hearing in later life, do you think to go to a Deaf Society for help? Do you know that help even exists?
Hearing loss self-evaluation
Are there some situations where you feel you are not hearing as well as you should? Hereís a self-evaluation which may help you decide whether to seek professional help and have your hearing checked.
Hearing Loss Statistics
Hearing loss is prevelant. While many of the statistics I quote are Australian, research indicates that these statistics apply to most countries. All you need to do to is multiply the percentage by your countryís population to find the number of people.
Hearing Loss Statistics UK & USA
Hearing loss is a worldwide issue. In this article I point to some excellent UK hearing loss statistics and summarise some for the USA.
Hearing loss support groups
Mixing with people who understand what itís like to lose hearing provides a social atmosphere where embarrassment is removed. These people are more sympathetic and will take the time to listen and help. You are not alone.
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