Hard of hearing people often don’t follow your directions because such directions and instructions never got fixed in their brains. Here’s why.
Zero dB (decibels) is not total silence like you might think. Nor is hearing at 0 dB “normal” Learn more.
Speech discrimination is how well you understand what you hear when the speech is comfortably loud enough for you.
Don’t let doctors mislead you that hearing aids will not help your nerve deafness (sensorineural hearing loss).
Learn how you can quickly make people feel at ease with your hearing loss.
A simple way to tell whether the phantom sounds you are hearing are caused by mental illness or whether you have Musical Ear Syndrome caused by damage to your auditory system.
Some of the drugs used during surgery can cause hearing loss–even if they are just operating on one of your knees. Did you know this?
If you have a condition such as LVAS, then strenuous exercise can permanently damage your hearing. Learn more.
How to tell if you need regular or high-power batteries in your hearing aids.
New technology used in modern hearing aids is giving hard of hearing users greater satisfaction that hearing aids have done in the past.
Ear damage can make you even more sensitive to sounds. If this happens you likely have hyperacusis.
Double-wire loops or single-wire loops. Which is better for use with t-coils in hearing aids?
If you hear phantom music, you likely are not “nuts,” but may have Musical Ear Syndrome.
Visor cards can help hard of hearing people with their initial communication problems if they are stopped by the police while driving, especially at night.
Whenever I have my hearing tested, it seems the audiologist uses the same list of words each time. I can understand this for people who have never been tested before, but when I get my hearing tested regularly, isn’t this sort of ridiculous? I mean, I’ve half-memorized the word list so I’m not getting fair test results, am I?
This article explains the various tests using word lists, their purpose and what the results mean.