Hearing Loss and Technology

"Ears are the pathway to the brain, the brain is the organ of hearing." {Jane Madell}

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Hearing Loss

Types of Hearing Loss  {Conductive, Sensorineural, Mixed}

http://www.agbell.org/learn/hearing-loss-explained/types-of-hearing-loss.aspx

 

Degrees of Hearing Loss  {Normal, Mild, Moderate, Severe, Profound}

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Configuration of Hearing Loss {flat, rising, sloping, precipitous}

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Hearing Loss Stimulator

What does a mild hearing loss sound like?  Moderate?  Severe?  Profound?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar1Dq-M2ok4

We Hear with our Brain  {Carol Flexer}

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V-u3m1PIo4

Ears Are the Door to Our Brain  {Carol Flexer}

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dhl7Ink4elg

 

Hearing Technology

{Cochlear Implants, Hearing Aids & HAT}

 

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{Advanced Bionics, Cochlear Americas, MED-EL}

  • A cochlear implant is a surgically implanted electronic device that provides a sense of sound to a person who is severe to profoundly deaf.  Cochlear implants bypass the normal hearing process; they have a microphone and some electronics that reside outside the skin, generally behind the ear, which transmits a signal to an array of electrodes placed in the cochlea, which stimulate the cochlear nerve.

 

How Does It Work?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeg4qTnYOpw

Advanced Bionics

Advanced Bionics

Cochlear Americas

http://www.cochlear.com/wps/wcm/connect/us/home

MED-EL

http://www.medel.com//us/index/index/id/1/title//

 

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Information on Hearing Aids

 

 

Full-Time Hearing vs. Part-Time Hearing

 

"Is is really THAT big of a deal if my child doesn't want to wear his/her hearing technology {hearing aids or cochlear implants} at home?" YES!  This is the doorway to your child's brain.  Inconsistant technology usage can dramatically impact your child's language outcomes.  If you are experiencing difficulty with your child keeping his/ her equipment on, please talk to your audiologist or me.  We are happy to share strategies on how to work towards consistent full-time usage.   

 

Support Sucess for Children with Hearing Loss

http://successforkidswithhearingloss.com/resources-for-parents-of-children-with-hearing-loss/hearing-aids-and-your-child/hearing-aids-really/

Let Georgia Hear

Let GA Hear Initiative 

 

Georgia's Hearing Aid Bill Passes in Senate 

{Effective January, 2018}

Hearing Aid Bill

 

HAT  {Hearing Assistive Technology}

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