Essential Guide to Hearing Loss
Essential Guide to Hearing Loss was created to answer
the many questions that friends, relatives, and people with
hearing loss have. Among the topics covered are:
In addition, it provides:
I hope you'll
enjoy reading this guide and welcome your feedback and suggestions.
How we hear
How the outer, middle, and inner ear work together, enabling
us to hear an incredible array of sounds.
Types and causes
of hearing loss
The differences between conductive and sensorineural ("nerve")
hearing loss and common causes of hearing impairment.
tests and checklists
Observational checklists for very young children and self-tests
for older children and adults help you decide whether to take the
tests for infants and young children
How the audiologist tests for hearing loss in patients too young
to respond the usual way.
tests for older children and adults
How the audiologist determines the nature, cause, and degree of
and the perception of loudness
What it really means if we increase or decrease the sound
by a certain number of decibels.
of hearing loss
Definitions of mild, moderate, severe, and profound hearing loss.
loss and speech intelligibility: the role of vowels and consonants
How hearing loss affects our ability to understand speech. ("I
can hear the words, I just can't understand them.")
tips for friends and family
Over a dozen visual, verbal, and environmental strategies to communicate
more effectively with the hearing-impaired person.
tips for teachers
Dozens of ways teachers can more effectively communicate with the
4: Better Hearing: Creating a Hearing-Friendly Environment
Principles of acoustics
How sound travels in a room, and where the problems arise.
First Aid for Noisy
Classrooms (as well as home and office)
Things you can start doing today to reduce the noise and
raise the understanding.
5: Better Hearing: Electronic Aids
Hearing aids, cochlear
implants, and assistive listening devices (ALD's)
A multitude of electronic devices,
for general use as well as specific listening situations, can help
you hear better and interact with others more effectively.
6: Action Steps
A summary of things
you might consider doing -- starting today.
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