The Hearing-Loss Guide: Useful Information and Advice for by John M. Burkey

By John M. Burkey

Where can the main exact and beneficial information regarding listening to loss be came across? From a chum or relative who has impaired listening to? From an skilled audiologist? either, says the writer of this crucial book!
In an strange new method, audiologist John M. Burkey deals not just particular and updated info in keeping with his personal wide adventure with sufferers, but in addition worthwhile, first-hand suggestion from these sufferers themselves. The Hearing-Loss Guide offers transparent, simple proof on listening to impairment and coverings, by way of candid own techniques from those people who are coping effectively with listening to problems. For an individual confronting listening to loss, for kinfolk and neighbors, and for others who paintings along or take care of anyone with a listening to impairment, this ebook is a must-read.
inside of The Hearing-Loss Guide:
 ·     Specific useful recommendation from sufferers and kinfolk for dealing with listening to loss
 ·     A expert audiologist’s transparent factors of listening to loss, present remedies, listening to aids, and different devices
 ·     Helpful feedback for pals, co-workers, and caretakers of people with listening to difficulties

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Another potential limitation is that some phones are not as hearing-aid compatible as others. Telecoils usually work well with traditional corded phones, but this is not always the case with cell phones. 4 Phones that are most compatible with a telecoil have a rating of T3 or T4, with T4 being the best. Cell phones are also rated based on their compatibility with a standard hearing-aid microphone. People without a telecoil in their hearing aids should look for a microphone rating of M3 or M4. indb 43 12/10/14 9:38:32 AM 44 hearing-loss basics The usefulness of a telecoil, however, extends beyond telephones.

This neural component explains how speech might be heard but not understood and why hearing aids sometimes provide only a limited benefit. The final type of hearing loss is termed mixed. This loss is simply a combination of the two types previously described. A person can have sensorineural loss from noise exposure that is compounded by an ear canal full of wax. A soldier exposed to a bomb blast may experience ruptured eardrums as well as inner-ear damage from the trauma. If the conductive portion of the loss (in these cases the earwax and ruptured eardrums) can be overcome, then the remaining loss will be considered sensorineural.

The key is to read what cannot be heard. This may work in only specific situations and require a little planning, but it can be worth the effort. The majority of people are aware that closed captioning is available on television programs. indb 35 12/10/14 9:38:32 AM 36 hearing-loss basics they have likely seen the words scrolling across the bottom of a television screen in a sports bar or waiting room. There is no charge for a viewer to use closed captioning at home. It is just a matter of searching through a television’s setup menus to find the closed-captioning option and switch it on.

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