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33 million Americans suffer with some degree of hearing loss. Which means that more than 33 million people are in the same boat you’re in. They live with, know and/or love someone with hearing loss.
Sometimes it’s nice to know that there are really happy, really satisfied people who just happen to wear hearing aids..
The truth, if you are hearing impaired, you will benefit from wearing hearing aids, period. How much benefit will depend on many factors.
Some things you may want to know but didn’t know who to ask about hearing loss and hearing aids.
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Our Company works with industry groups to ensure that its products and services meet or exceed industry standards with respect to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”). Our Company’s products and services are specifically designed to include features that help our customers comply with HIPAA. Our Company uses a relational database that employs a secure login process requiring a user name and password. Our Company supports role-based access. That is, users are assigned to groups, each with certain access rights, which may include the ability to edit and add data or may limit access to data. When a user adds or modifies data within the database, a record is made that includes which data were changed, the user ID, and the date and time the changes were made. This establishes an audit trail that can be examined by authorized system administrators.
Aphasia, as defined by the Mayo Clinic “is a condition that robs you of the ability to communicate. Aphasia can affect your ability to express and understand language, both verbal and written. Aphasia typically occurs suddenly after a stroke or a head injury. But it can also come on gradually from a slowly growing brain tumor or a degenerative disease. The amount of disability depends on the location and the severity of the brain damage.” APHASIA AND HEARING LOSS So what does that have to do with hearing loss? Aphasia doesn’t cause
“Should I wear my hearing aids every day?” is a question we’re asked many times. Our patients will often equate their hearing aids to reading glasses. They will tell us that, “I only wear my reading glasses when I know I’ll need them, can’t I do the same thing with my hearing aids?” ADJUSTING TO YOUR HEARING AIDS In the beginning adjusting to your new hearing aids will take some time. The adjustment period and ultimately how well you’ll do with hearing aids will vary from person to person depending on a
TINNITUS EXPLAINED Tinnitus (pronounced “tin-it-tus”) is an abnormal noise in the ear. It is extremely common – nearly 36 million Americans have tinnitus. More than half of the normal population has intermittent tinnitus. About 6% of the general population has what they consider to be “severe” tinnitus. Tinnitus may be in both ears or just in one ear. 7 million Americans are so severely affected that they cannot lead normal lives. PEOPLE DESCRIBE TINNITUS IN MANY WAYS Ringing Buzzing Hissing Whistling Clicking Pulsing Roaring Whooshing TYPES OF TINNITUS There are two different categories or kinds of
Hearing and understanding are two sides of the same coin. It’s quite possible to hear everything someone says but at the same time understand nothing they said. For example listening to someone speaking in a foreign language, if I were to ask you if you could hear him or her you would say yes. If I asked you if you were able to understand what they were saying the answer would probably be no. Having a hearing loss can be a little bit like listening to someone speaking
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