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Why Hearing Aids End Up in Dresser Drawers

BY: kenneth buford | Category: Health | Submitted: 2010-11-25 22:50:59
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Article Summary: "From what was said by a local audiologist, people hard of hearing keep hearing aids in their dresser drawers because they see these as devices that could improve their condition. Vision defects are corrected with the lens used in glasses, whereas another process applies to an aid..."

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Seen as the solution that will make things better, a local audiologist mentions how people with hearing problems tend to keep a number of hearing aids in their dresser drawers. The purpose of an aid is far from how glasses work to correct vision defects with lenses. After amplifying sounds, hearing aids take them to the same ears. A device will never be able to correct or restore one's hearing.

Because he firmly believes in the need for people to comprehend findings from hearing tests, a staff at the local health unit comments about it. Distinguishing possible reasons behind the loss is needed. According to him, marital clashes can be prevented if both spouses are aware of the hearing condition they are facing.

The minimum education for a clinical audiologist is a master's degree, with certification. Several achievements are under the belt of this staff member from the local health unit, including a degree and diploma in education of the deaf from Canada and a master's degree in communications disorders from a US university. If an audiologist sells hearing aids, he cannot be depended upon for any diagnosis. They basically fit hearing aids to individuals.

Offered to children by the local heath units are developmental exams for those from birth to school age. More room is available for other hearing exams now that they have a new centre. It will be much easier for patients to get hearing examinations and it will also be more convenient for them to keep track of progress. A basic hearing test calls for a sound proof testing environment, usually a booth, and some electronic equipment for it to be accurate. Other than adding more equipment, there will also be new facilities for hearing assessment.

There are two main types of hearing impairment in children. For the first type, it is a congenital loss. Something as common as rubella or German measles in pregnant women can affect the baby this way during the first trimester. Childhood diseases like measles, meningitis, or mumps can cause a child to develop permanent hearing loss.

The second type of impairment is the better one to have if people could make this choice because this allows corrective measures to be taken in the hopes of reversing the damage. Diseases can result to congenital hearing loss and for this sensory neural loss, the situation can only worsen. It is possible to encounter a loss of hearing through environmental noise. Intensity is not a factor adding to how painful it could be.

Hearing less severe sounds may also lead to certain problems after a period of time. In general, 0 to 20 decibels is the hearing range. When sound is measured, decibels are used. There are four classes that define hearing loss. Groupings are applied to hearing loss according to decibel counts marking a person's recognition of sounds, there is 20 to 45 for the mild, the moderate cases with 45 to 65, severe with 65 to 90, and profound hearing loss decibel requirements measuring from 90 and up. Educational programs in clinical audiology are not prevalent. A few years ago, such training was not yet offered in Canadian schools.

For every province, Bachelor of the Arts degrees for hearing and speech majors are available.

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