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Here are the top ten articles for the Deafness Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Sell me a hearing aid
When we find we canít hear quite as well as we used to, most of us head off to an Audiologist. We think of an audiologist as a professional who will examine our hearing loss and work out the absolute best solution to give us back our hearing. But is that always so?
2. What we say about our hearing loss
Recently Communication (Australia) conducted a study among people who have some kind of hearing loss to find out the things we need, how we communicate and what barriers we find because of our hearing loss.
3. Why our ears are so important
Most people take their ears for granted. After all you were born with them and just like our eyes or mouth your hearing ability developed without you even thinking about it. Most of us never stop to consider what it would be like if our hearing stopped working.
4. Pregnancy and Hearing loss
Many women report a change in their hearing during pregnancy. Is there a link between pregnancy and hearing loss?
5. Managing your hearing loss - stages
Managing your hearing loss Ė what stage are you in? Determining what stage of hearing loss you have reached helps you manage it.
6. Issues faced by Deaf children
As late as the mid-20th century children with a hearing loss were often misdiagnosed and parents were told they had a mental deficiency. Research has found that children must receive stimulation to the auditory nerves during the early formative years.
7. Travel plans
In a few days we are heading off around the world for two months. This means we have to plan how to manage our health and hearing needs well in advance.
8. Funding options for hearing devices
A question which arises frequently about any kind of hearing device (hearing aid, cochlear implant, baha) is how much does it cost and how will I pay for it? How you will do this depends very much on where you live in the world.
9. Can a deaf person drive?
Ever been asked if youíre allowed to drive? Itís not a question most people even think about. But it is one deaf people get asked regularly. Research shows deaf drivers are no better nor worse than hearing drivers.
10. Finding Lip Reading Classes
Is there really a class for lip reading? Yes in fact there are many and teachers can be trained so they can help you learn better.
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