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Hearing Loss and Hearing Disorders

Hearing Loss and Hearing Disorders
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Innovative programs for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

St. John Providence Health System offers audiology services, including evaluation of hearing and hearing aids at several locations. We are also linked to The Holley Ear Institute, a non-profit organization that provides life-enhancing programs for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Programs include educational and recreational summer programs for Deaf families, hearing families with Deaf children, Deaf/Blind adults and teens, Deaf seniors and Hard of Hearing and late-deafened adults.

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A Checklist to Help You Spot Hearing Loss
Parents and pediatricians should know how to detect hearing problems at various stages during a child's first three years of life.

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Hearing Aids
Hearing aids are electronic or battery-operated devices that can amplify and change sound. A microphone receives the sound and converts it into sound waves. The sound waves are then converted into electrical signals.

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Hearing Aids for Children
Hearing aids can help improve hearing and speech, especially in children with hearing loss in the inner ear caused by damaged hair cells or a damaged hearing nerve.

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Rating Your Hearing

How can you tell if you have a hearing problem? Look over this list of questions from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. If you answer yes to three or more of them, you may want to talk to your health care provider about getting a hearing evaluation.

  • Do you have a problem hearing over the telephone?

  • Do you have trouble following the conversation when two or more people are talking at the same time?

  • Do people complain that you turn the TV volume up too high?

  • Do you have to strain to understand conversation?

  • Do you have trouble hearing in a noisy background?

  • Do you find yourself asking people to repeat themselves?

  • Do many people you talk to seem to mumble (or not speak clearly)?

  • Do you misunderstand what others are saying and respond inappropriately?

  • Do you have trouble understanding the speech of women and children?

  • Do people get annoyed because you misunderstand what they say?



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