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Hearing Loss Linked To Dementia & Alzheimer’s
Hearing Professionals of Maryland

Turning to the see the person talking; moving closer to the speaker; withdrawing from social activities; complaining that people mumble; strain on family and personal relationships; fatigued; hearing but not understanding what’s being said; asking people to repeat themselves; prone to anxiety and/or depression; difficulty understanding conversation in a group setting; inability to focus and pay attention; and, giving unrelated responses to conversation. If you… Read More

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Hearing Loss Is Exhausting You
Hearing Professionals of Maryland

Individuals with just a mild, high pitch hearing loss must use extra concentration to understand speech. They hear partial speech cues and either guess the missing parts, ask for repetition, or do not respond. Most hearing impaired people subconsciously learn to use visual cues to supplement when their ears are not providing the complete picture. It takes extra concentration and tremendous energy to rely on… Read More

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Expectations for Adjusting to Hearing Aids
Hearing Professionals of Maryland

One of the major keys to success with hearing aids is to have realistic expectations. Hearing loss is a frustrating and complicated impairment to begin with. Frustration occurs when sounds are heard, but not understood. It takes approximately 7 years for a hearing impaired individual to seek treatment for their loss, as the loss typically happens gradually. Consequently over the years certain sounds have not… Read More

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Helping Students With Hearing Loss At School
Hearing Professionals of Maryland

It is known, that even a mild hearing loss can adversely affect a child’s ability to perform in the classroom. Here are some key pointers to help ensure that children with hearing loss are able to function optimally in the classroom: 1) Preferential seating – Children with hearing loss rely on the assistance of visual cues and decreased physical space between the speaker and themselves…. Read More

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Hearing Loss Affects Speech Development
Hearing Professionals of Maryland

Hearing is critical to speech and language development, which are critical components of communication and learning. The earlier hearing loss occurs in a child’s life, the more serious the effects on their development; just as, the earlier the problem is identified and intervention begun, the less serious the ultimate impact. Children with listening difficulties due to hearing loss or auditory processing problems may suffer from… Read More

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