How We Hear

Our sense of hearing is precious. It keeps us connected to our world and to those we love. “ The problems of deafness are deeper and more complex, if not more important, than those of blindness. Deafness is a much worse misfortune. For it means the loss of the most vital stimulus–the sound of the voice that brings language, sets

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Tips for talking to hearing impaired people

Communication for hearing impaired people, and those they are trying to communicate with, can be very difficult and frustrating. When a person is wearing a hearing aid it doesn’t ensure that their hearing is at normal hearing thresholds. A hearing aid is exactly what it is, a device to help “aid” a hearing impaired person. Below are some strategies for

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Hearing loss and causes Part 2

Following on from part 1 of our article on“Hearing loss and causes” we discussed age related hearing loss and noise exposure. In part two we look as some less common causes of hearing loss. It’s important to remember that if you have any concerns with your hearing you should consult your medical practitioner or hearing health care professional. Perinatal problems

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Hearing loss and causes Part 1

Hearing loss is something that will affect all of us at some point in our lifetime and can be defined as a partial or total inability to hear. If you have a hearing loss, you may be referred to as a person who is “hard of hearing”. A deaf person on the other hand, has little to no hearing. So

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