Recently an article was published in Scientific American on noisy eyeballs. Yes you read correctly, noisy eyeballs. Often times happy accidents happen in medicine or shall you serendipity in science.
Hearing aids work very well when they are fit and adjusted appropriately to the user’s prescription. Most people do not know that there is an adjustment period for your ears and your brain to reconfigure to incorporate hearing aids (or new hearing aids) into your life. In the beginning this will sound different.
Hearing loss can be due to the aging process, exposure to loud noise, certain medications, infections, head or ear trauma, congenital (at birth) or genetic factors, diseases, as well as a number of other causes.
Remember when you were younger and you wanted to listen to your stereo at max volume and your parents yelled to turn it down before you damaged your hearing? Well, as it turns out, there may actually be some truth to that.
There are a number of factors that can significantly influence the communicating ability of an individual with a hearing impairment. An understanding of some of these factors will prepare you to communicate more effectively.
Understanding children and the possible hearing loss can help plan early enough for treatment. Children can experience two kinds of deprivation in their ability to hear. One of them is the conductive impairment.