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Hearing Help | Orlando FL

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Understanding Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids

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Hearing Help | Orlando FL

  1. 1. Knowledge The more you know the better you’ll hear
  2. 2. "Blindness cuts you off from things; deafness cuts you off from people.“ -- Helen Keller
  3. 3. Agenda <ul><li>Demographics </li></ul><ul><li>Why does it matter? </li></ul><ul><li>New technologies </li></ul><ul><li>The “loop” story </li></ul><ul><li>What’s next? </li></ul>
  4. 4. A little about Dr.Turri <ul><li>Board Certified Audiologist </li></ul><ul><li>Interest in educating people about hearing loss and in helping enhance their experience with hearing instruments. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Quiz <ul><li>How many Americans have some form of hearing loss? </li></ul><ul><li>What percent of the population is screened for hearing loss during their physical exams? </li></ul><ul><li>What percent of hearing aids are sold to first-time users? </li></ul>31.5 Million ONLY 12.5% 40%
  6. 6. The population is growing! Source: July 2005 The Hearing Review Over 50 Million Americans!
  7. 7. Becoming more acceptable?
  8. 8. Rock-n-Rollers are being fitted!
  9. 9. Understanding hearing loss <ul><li>Straining to hear </li></ul><ul><li>Stress </li></ul><ul><li>Misunderstanding – “Faking it” </li></ul><ul><li>Withdrawal </li></ul><ul><li>Isolation </li></ul><ul><li>Depression </li></ul>
  10. 10. Great new technologies
  11. 11. Artificial Intelligence in Digital Photography Blurred Color Problems Clean, Sharp Too Dark Too Much Contrast Best
  12. 12. Hearing aids have their problems <ul><li>Distance </li></ul><ul><li>Echo </li></ul><ul><li>Background noise </li></ul>
  13. 13. Room without a loop Courtesy Siegfried Karg
  14. 14. Induction loops can be the answer
  15. 15. Room with a loop… Courtesy Siegfried Karg
  16. 16. Westminster Abbey &quot;The whole of the church is served by a hearing loop. Users should turn their hearing aid to the setting marked T.&quot; ~ The first sentence of Westminster Abbey's program for the 50th anniversary celebration of the Queen's coronation, 2003.
  17. 17. Europe
  18. 18. What’s next? Transmitter - music, phone, movies - friend’s voice Personal Communications Device - blue tooth technology, i-pods
  19. 19. Hearing aids are just the beginning… of a whole world of possibilities

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