Improving the Life of a Hearing Impaired Child at School

Hearing loss can put a school age child in a completely challenging situation. Performing classroom activities, learning new things, communicating with teachers and other children in class can be far more difficult for a hearing impaired child than other kids.

However, with the right support system and a well-though out education plan, the affected child can not only learn things without difficulties but excel in school.

Here are a few things that will make sure your child thrive at school despite his/her hearing impairment. Continue reading “Improving the Life of a Hearing Impaired Child at School”

The Impact of Hearing Loss on Your Lifestyle—Know the Major Causes

Have you ever experienced a buzzing sound in your ears after a party or a really loud concert? This condition is known as tinnitus which usually lasts until your ears get back to normalcy and re-adjust the sound levels.  If you are frequently exposed to loud music then you might become to a serious condition called Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL). NIHL is most common among children these days as they are most exposed to loud noise in schools, their personal music system and the television sets making this problem even worse. Continue reading “The Impact of Hearing Loss on Your Lifestyle—Know the Major Causes”

Should Hearing Loss Be Blamed for Your Poor Psychosocial Health?

Hearing loss is not just the inability to hear your loved ones, enjoy your favourite TV shows or listen to your favourite music. If left untreated, the condition may put a lot more at stake than just your hearing ability and health.

Several recent research and studies show strong links between hearing loss and mental health. It’s been proved that untreated hearing loss certainly has a profound effect on the sufferer’s cognitive state, resulting in social isolation, depression, loneliness and anxiety. Continue reading “Should Hearing Loss Be Blamed for Your Poor Psychosocial Health?”

Making a Safe Purchase with These Considerations for Buying Hearing Aids Online

There’s no denying that investing in quality hearing aids can be expensive. But it doesn’t necessarily mean, online suppliers and dealers offering cheap hearing aids are all shady and deceitful.

In fact, buying hearing aids online doesn’t have to be a challenging or disadvantageous if you have a few imperative considerations at your fingertips while shopping online.

So, what are these considerations? Let’s take a look Continue reading “Making a Safe Purchase with These Considerations for Buying Hearing Aids Online”

Practical Ways You Can Improve Communication for the Hearing Aid Wearer Around You

Life is full of challenges and it doesn’t get any easier for the hard of hearing. Communication with and to a hearing impaired person comes so difficult.

Though hearing aids like Starkey and Phonak hearing aids have been a godsend to the hard of hearing, the advanced hearing device alone would not successfully help the wearer in all listening situations and environments. People around them need to be generous and caring enough too. Continue reading “Practical Ways You Can Improve Communication for the Hearing Aid Wearer Around You”

Looks like Invisibility isn’t the Only Reason Why You Would Want to Buy IIC Hearing Aids

While a significant part of the global hearing impaired population has already been benefiting from hearing aids, many who are considering hearing aids to improve their quality of life have concerns about their appearance.

However, thanks to modern advancements in hearing aid technology, individuals with hearing loss or impairment don’t have to put up with large, bulky and clearly noticeable hearing aids. There are now “invisible” hearing devices that go completely unnoticed in the ear. Continue reading “Looks like Invisibility isn’t the Only Reason Why You Would Want to Buy IIC Hearing Aids”

Music and the Hard of Hearing: How is Your Music Listening Experience?

Music cause emotions and feelings and has been seen by people as a means to energise, relax and inspire themselves. But what about the hearing impaired? Are they able to enjoy their favourite music with hearing aids?

No, listening to speech is not actually same as listening to music with hearing aids. These devices are designed to improve an individual’s (with hearing loss or impairment) understanding of speech in everyday environments and not specifically programmed to process music similarly. Continue reading “Music and the Hard of Hearing: How is Your Music Listening Experience?”