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More Advanced Technologies

Technology continually pushes the limits of hearing aids, and the benefits are reflected in clinical and professional techniques. The latest tools allow hearing health professionals to refine the processes used for adjustments and the objective validation of amplification and customize them to each patient. Hearing screenings Among the advanced technologies, iPad with calibrated headphones and a professional application now let the professionals practicing at Lobe clinics perform hearing screenings using interactive terminals for

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Deafblindness: Seeing and hearing life differently

Human beings are born with five senses: sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste. Each sense plays a different and specific role. Together, they provide lots of information essential to interpreting and experiencing everyday situations. Unfortunately, some people have one or more senses that function poorly. They have to deal with more limited sensory perception than most other people. When more than one sense is affected, the constraints are greater. Deafblindness Deafblindness is a

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At a loss for words: Difficulty with lexical access

People with lexical access difficulties have a hard time retrieving the right word in their mind to express a particular idea. Although we hear very little about this disorder, it should not be overlooked, because it can have a serious impact on communication and learning skills. People with lexical access difficulties often search for words when they speak and make do with imprecise words (thing, thingamajig, whatchamacallit) or related words (shoe

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Sudden hearing loss

Have you ever woken up in the morning and noticed a big decrease in your hearing? Have you ever heard a loud “pop!” in one of your ears and later experienced whistling, ringing, or an increased difficulty in hearing? If you answered yes to one of these questions, you might present a sudden hearing loss. What is sudden hearing loss? Sudden hearing loss is characterized by a quick and sudden decrease in hearing,

I have a hearing loss, what do I do now?

I have a hearing loss, what do I do now?

After a thorough assessment of your hearing, you recently found out that you have a hearing loss. Now that you’ve gone through a range of emotions, you suddenly find yourself full of questions. Know this: you are not alone! More than 10% of the population has some form of hearing impairment. What should I do? First and foremost, you should make an appointment with an audioprosthetist. These are the only health professionals

Accepting one's deafness

Accepting one’s deafness

Is putting one’s quality of life first! It takes time to accept hearing loss, whether one’s own or that of one’s spouse or child. Understand that you are not alone in going through this, as over 10% of the population is afflicted with deafness. The process for accepting deafness is similar to the grieving process. Accepting one’s deafness requires acceptance of the difficulties and handicaps that come with it. For the parents

 
 

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