After a hearing test, it is common to have questions about the results. One that is frequently asked is “My hearing loss isn’t bad enough for hearing aids, is it?” In fact one young man asked me that very question today that made me want to share my answer here. This is a great question! Read on for my answer.
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Hearing loss has been called an “invisible” health condition, as there are no outward physical signs associated with it. Hearing loss can occur gradually, often making it difficult to be aware of hearing loss if and when it occurs. Hearing loss negatively affects quality of life, the ability to communicate with others, and the awareness of one’s environment.
You could have hearing loss if:
Did you know that portable music players produce sound at up to 100 decibels? That’s approaching the level of a jet plane taking off, which measures 120 decibels. Any volumes higher than 85 decibels can cause hearing loss if listened to for prolonged periods of time.
May is Better Hearing Month, celebrated by the American Academy of Audiology. It’s a great time to assess the health of your hearing, and recognize its importance in daily life.
Small changes in day-to-day activities can go a long way in maintaining good hearing in the future:
Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, attendees will have an increased ability to:
- Discuss the options for hearing restoration using osteointegrated implants and cochlear implants
- Describe the role of auditory brainstem implants
- Outline the indications for cochlear implants and auditory brainstem implants (ABI)
SNI Grand Round Series is every 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month.