Hearing Concerns: Treatment and Therapy
Annotation:American Speech-Language-Hearing Association - Links to articles describing hearing aids, cochlear implants, other assistive technologies, as well as aural rehabilitation services, which focus on adjusting to your hearing loss, making the best use of your devices, managing conversations, and taking charge of your communication.
Annotation:Mark Ross, Ph.D. and Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Hearing Enhancement - This article first appeared in Hearing Loss (May/Jun 2004); it offers a detailed explanation of how to understand your audiogram. See also the other useful articles at Dr. Ross on Hearing Loss. The Audiogram article can also be downloaded as a PDF.
Annotation:National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health - A good discussion about of hearing aids including selection, care, financial assistance for purchase, and research.
Annotation:Mayo Clinic - Pros and cons for different styles of hearing aids.
Annotation:U.S. Food and Drug Administration - Hearing aids are medical devices and as such they are regulated by the FDA. This website provides information on hearing aid safety, using cell phones while wearing a hearing aid, and on other products and procedures available to people who want to improve their hearing. It also stresses the difference between hearing aids, and personal sound amplification products, which are not subject FDA regulation.
Annotation:American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery - Wax blockage is one of the most common causes of hearing loss. Methods of earwax removal are discussed.
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