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How can hearing aids help treat my severe hearing loss?

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Hearing aids make low sounds louder or easier to hear. Some may help cut background noise.

Some hearing aids fit inside the ears. They can be so small that other people may not notice them. Others have clips that fit over the top of the ears to hold them steady. You can take them out when it’s time to sleep, swim, or shower.

Extended-wear hearing aids are made of soft material. An audiologist will place them in your or your child’s ears, and they can stay there for months. People who are active may wear them while playing sports or swimming.

From: Severe Hearing Loss WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: “Types of Hearing Loss” and “Hearing Loss in Children: Data and Statistics.”

American Speech-Language Hearing Association: “Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants and Assistive Technology;” “Audiologic Rehabilitation;” “FM Systems;” and "Degree of Hearing Loss."

Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Hearing Enhancement: “Dr. Ross on Hearing Loss: Understanding and Managing a Severe Hearing Loss.”

Merck Manuals: “Evaluation of Hearing Loss” and “Drug-Induced Ototoxicity.”

Hearing Loss Association of America: “Symptoms of Hearing Loss;” “Diagnosing Hearing Loss;” and "Living With Hearing Loss.”

First Signs Organization: “Audiological Screening.”

American Speech Language Hearing Association: “Untreated Hearing Loss in Adults.”

American Hearing Research Foundation: "Congenital Deafness."

Reviewed by Shelley A. Borgia on December 13, 2018

SOURCES:

CDC: “Types of Hearing Loss” and “Hearing Loss in Children: Data and Statistics.”

American Speech-Language Hearing Association: “Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants and Assistive Technology;” “Audiologic Rehabilitation;” “FM Systems;” and "Degree of Hearing Loss."

Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Hearing Enhancement: “Dr. Ross on Hearing Loss: Understanding and Managing a Severe Hearing Loss.”

Merck Manuals: “Evaluation of Hearing Loss” and “Drug-Induced Ototoxicity.”

Hearing Loss Association of America: “Symptoms of Hearing Loss;” “Diagnosing Hearing Loss;” and "Living With Hearing Loss.”

First Signs Organization: “Audiological Screening.”

American Speech Language Hearing Association: “Untreated Hearing Loss in Adults.”

American Hearing Research Foundation: "Congenital Deafness."

Reviewed by Shelley A. Borgia on December 13, 2018

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