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  1. 1. MYTH: Hearing aids will cure hearing loss or restore a hearing impaired individuals hearing to normal.
  2. 2. Fact: No assistive hearing device will ever permit a reading reducedperson to have standard listening to An assistive hearing aid justare not able to supply just what the ear as well as intricatefunctioning of anxiety can What it really can do is boost seems toensure individuals using them can be helped by and get a widevariety of listening circumstances Experiencing greater helps one torespond correctly as a result enhancing connection skills MYTH:Hearing aids will resolve all of a hearing impaired individualscommunication difficulties TRUTH: This is impossible, althoughhearing aids go a long way in helping a hearing impaired individualwith their communication skills Hearing aid wearers often still haveproblems following conversations when background noise is presentor in noisy public settings, thus inhibiting their ability to communicateeffectively in those situations
  3. 3. Fable: Assistive hearing aid devices will ruin left over readingTRUTH: Since hearing aids are prescribed according to an individualwearers specific hearing loss, it would be a rare occurrence for ahearing aid to cause further damage to a persons hearing Thereare several things a hearing impaired individual can do to furtherreduce the possibility of damage caused by hearing aids Theymust be well maintained, worn correctly and well fitted MYTH:Smaller hearing aids have better technology Fact: Equally biggerhearing aids and smaller sized versions are equipped with cuttingedge technologies Two of the most frequent kinds of assistivehearing aid devices are behind the ear (BTE) and fully within the channel(CIC) assistive hearing aid devices
  4. 4. Whether thoughts is broken capable of don an assistive hearingdevice which is almost invisible with a casual observer, is dependentupon the type of reading disability theyve The assistive hearing aiddevice thats best suited for just one persons a higher levelimpairment or tuning in needs, might not exactly essentially be bestsuited to a different particular person MYTH: Hearing aids are notabsolutely necessary for relatively minor hearing losses TRUTH: It isnot advisable to put off obtaining hearing aids until hearing lossbecomes a bigger problem Over time the risk of permanent sounddistortion increases In this case, even when hearing aids amplifythe volume of the spoken word it can still sound garbled
  5. 5. MYTH: Assistive hearing aid devices will not be successful for sometypes of experiencing losses TRUTH: Generations ago people withcertain types of hearing losses, such as high frequency, were toldthere was little or no help out there for them With advances inhearing aid technology this is no longer true Hearing aids are noweffective for at least 95 % of hearing impaired individuals MYTH:Babies cant be fitted with hearing aids Fact: Actually infants asearly as a month outdated might be fixed with assistive hearing aiddevices
  6. 6. With the rise in listening to checks for at an increased risknewborns, listening to problems are found previous then at any timeand the world of assistive hearing aid study and technology isperforming its advisable to keep tempo MYTH: It doesnt matterwhere hearing aids are purchased TRUTH: While buying hearingaids through mail order or off the internet may be less expensive, it isnot necessarily advisable By purchasing through these venues, ahearing aid consumer may be giving up the quality of care they willget by working with an audiologist This includes things such as aqualified hearing evaluation, professional recommendations as to themost appropriate type of hearing aid, expert instruction regardingproper hearing aid usage, follow up care, etc
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