Protect your hearing�

Protect your hearing�

The most important keys to hearing protection and hearing loss prevention are awareness and education. A...

he2 The most important keys to hearing protection and hearing loss prevention are awareness and education. A Hearing loss is the third most common health problem, experienced by most people aged under 65. Reduction in hearing ability may be considered a common part of the ageing process, but that does not mean that hearing loss should be accepted passively � especially not when it affects one's quality of life and communication with family and friends. Surprisingly many adults and elderly people live with a hearing loss for years � even when help is within easy reach. Sometimes, a push from friends or family is necessary. What's causing such a sharp rise in adolescent hearing loss? Many researchers are pointing to behavioural risk factors, such as listening to MP3 players at dangerously high volumes, as one possible culprit.
Give your baby a "sound" beginning
Why should a baby be screened for hearing early? Every baby is born with a speech centre in the brain which works only if the baby hears sound. Earlier the baby hears, the better is the development of this centre. For babies who are born deaf and not diagnosed early no sound will enter the brain and baby will not develop good speech.
Babies with high risk of hearing loss�..
  • Babies who do not cry immediately after birth
  • Babies with family history of hearing loss
  • Infections in pregnancy
  • Birth weight less than 1500 gm
he3 Hearing Loss & seniorA citizens Hearing loss is significant enough to interfere with social life. It affects 25% of people aged 65 to 74 and 50% of those aged 75 and older. Hearing problems can make it difficult to follow conversations, hear door bells and alarms. They also make it hard to enjoy talking with friends and family. All of this can be frustrating, embarrassing and even dangerous. Hearing problems are serious. The most important thing you can do if you have hearing problem is visiting an audiologist who will provide the best possible solution to you.
Binaural Hearing� How important is it
Hearing with both ears in a balanced manner is binaural hearing. What are the advantages�?
  • Better speech understanding
  • Better understanding in noisy & group situations
  • Better ability to locate the direction of sound
  • Better sound quality
  • Improved hearing in soft sounds
  • Can enjoy music, television, telephone conversations & social gatherings
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