Tinnitus is a condition that affects millions of people daily. Very simply put, it is a person’s perception of sound when there is no sound source present. According to a survey published by the Center for Disease Control, approximately 15% of Americans have some form of tinnitus. Of these people, 30% reported it as a…

Maximizing the benefit of hearing aids requires more than placing the programmed hearing aid in an ear and asking, “how does this sound?” Hearing aids are not “one size fits all” and, therefore, take time and effort to reach the point where the patient is receiving the benefit they require due to the degree of their hearing loss….

1. Face the person directly on the same level whenever possible. 2. See the light is shining on your face, not in the eyes of the person with impaired hearing. 3. Do not talk from another room; if you must, make sure the person has heard you call him and tell them what room you…

1. Effective communication distance is approximately 6 to 10 feet provided the speaker uses a normal conversational voice and the background noise is low. 2. If you can, try to arrange the environment so that you sit with your better ear toward the speaker. a. Try to face the speaker rather than just turning your…

What is APD? According to the ASHA 1996 task force, Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), previously referred to as Central Auditory Processing Disorder, occurs when there is a deficiency in sound localization and lateralization, auditory discrimination, auditory pattern recognition, temporal aspects of audition, and/or auditory performance decrements with competing or degraded acoustic signals. Individuals with APD…

1. Watch the speaker carefully so that you can see his/her total expression because it will give you clues to what the speaker is saying. Don’t concentrate on the speaker’s lips only. 2. Check the seating arrangement in the room, and then seat yourself in a seat across from the speaker so that you can…

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