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Speech and Language Therapy

Deaf & Hard of Hearing

What Does Being Deaf Mean?

Having a hearing loss of such severity that communication and learning is primarily by visual methods (i.e., sign language, writing, lip-reading, and gestures)

What is Hard of Hearing?

Having some degree of hearing loss ranging from mild to profound. People who are hard of hearing may benefit from the use of hearing aids or other assistive listening devices. They depend primarily upon spoken language in communicating with others.

What causes hearing loss?

The following are some of the major causes of hearing loss:

  • Age
  • Noise induced hearing loss
  • Genetic
  • Illness
  • Neurological disorders
  • Medications
  • Chemicals
  • Physical trauma
  • Neurobiological factors

Is there treatment for hearing loss?

Several options are available for hearing loss, ranging from medical treatment to listening devices, such as hearing aids. Treatment depends of the cause and severity of hearing loss. For age related hearing loss there is no cure, there is no cure, but hearing aids and other listening devices help treat the problem and improve quality of life.

  • Hearing aids
  • Implanted hearing devices (i.e., cochlear implants)
  • Assistive listening devices, alerting devices, and other communication aids

Learn More about….

Hearing Loss in Adults –> (Eng) (Spa)

Music and Hearing Loss –> (Eng) (Spa)

Noise Induced Hearing Loss –> (Eng) (Spa)

Pediatric Hearing Test –> (Eng) (Spa)

Terms Related to Hearing Loss–>(Eng)

Hearing Aid Checklist –>(Eng) (Spa)

Mantenimiento de Aparatos Auditivos –>(Spa)