Posts tagged hearing loss and children
Halloween Hearing Safety Tips

Halloween is a holiday celebrated by everyone. Whether you are a toddler walking around trick-or-treating for the very first time or you are watching your grandchildren get dressed in spooky costumes, Halloween is a fun celebration shared with friends and family. Halloween is just a few short weeks away, and you may already see neighbors decorating their yards with huge, inflatable ghosts. Halloween night you will see groups of children, teenagers, and even adults dressed as their favorite characters, witches, zombies, and princesses. It is a holiday beloved by many.

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Invisible Hearing Loss

Many people think that hearing aids are only for those with significant hearing loss. Beck et al (2018) reported that in addition to the 37 million Americans with audiometric hearing loss, 26 million have hearing difficulty and/or difficulty understanding speech in noise (SIN) even when passing normal clinical thresholds.

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Tips for Including Family in Your Hearing Assessment Visit

Hearing loss not only affects the person who can’t hear, but it affects their loved ones as well. Often when a family member suffers from hearing loss, a communication breakdown can happen. When there is difficulty communicating, it can cause friction and put stress on some of the most critical relationships in your life. When you have family support you during your hearing loss is very important, and when you have a family member come to your audiologist visit, it can help your family understand your hearing loss on a deeper level.

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How an Educational Audiologist Can Help Your Hearing-Impaired Child

As a parent or caregiver, you want the very best for your child and to see them happy in life. Now that a new school year is beginning, it is vital to make sure your child is set up for a successful year of school. As you cross things off your back-to-school to-do lists such as haircuts, new clothes, and doctor’s appointments, make sure you find the services of an educational audiologist for your hearing-impaired child.

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Hearing Loss in Children: Strategies for Better Communication

Today’s children are busier than ever and are constantly surrounded by distractions. Communicating with children can be challenging, more so when the child has a hearing loss. As a caregiver, there are times that can be very frustrating when you can’t get your child’s attention or difficulties having your child understand you. There are things you can do to help make communicating with your hearing impaired child easier.

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Could Your Diet be Making Your Tinnitus Worse?

Sufferers of chronic tinnitus will do almost anything for some relief. While there is no scientific proof that certain foods can make your tinnitus worse, some tinnitus sufferers will testify that their tinnitus is always worse after they eat specific foods.

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Can Exercise Lead to Tinnitus?

Exercise is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your body and mind. However, a noisy gym combined with loud music can damage your hearing and lead to hearing loss or tinnitus. In this article, we explore how exercise can cause hearing loss or tinnitus.

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Are You Missing These Five Signs of Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss can happen to anyone and at any age. Surprisingly, only 35 percent of people with hearing loss are over the age of 64. If you have any of the symptoms listed below, it’s important to talk to your doctor and having your hearing checked.

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Are Your Child’s Hearing Aids Providing the Best Hearing Experience?

When a young child wears hearing aids, how do you know that they are hearing everything they should be in the classroom and socially? Children, more than adults, often get distracted and don’t pay attention when someone is talking to them or the group they are a part of.

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What is high-frequency hearing loss?

High-frequency hearing loss is a condition where people have difficulty hearing sounds in the 2,000 to 8,000 Hertz (Hz) range. People who have this type of hearing loss have a hard time hearing the consonants s, h, or f. They may also have problems understanding female and children’s voices as well as birds or a high-pitched beep of the microwave or washing machine. People may not understand why they can hear certain sounds more than others.

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Poor School Performance for Children is Linked to Hearing Loss

Is your child currently performing poorly at school? When poor school performance is mentioned it is often linked with behavioral issues or learning disabilities, such as ADD and ADHD. Children who have even a slight loss of hearing are at risk of falling behind by one to four grade levels when compared to their peers that have no hearing loss. Learn more about how hearing loss can affect your child’s performance at school.

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