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How do hearing aids help with hearing loss?

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Most people with permanent hearing loss can benefit from a hearing aid -- yet only one in five people who could use them actually do so. You typically wear these tiny instruments in or behind your ear to make sounds louder and clearer. Things do sound different through a hearing aid though, so you should talk with your doctor to set realistic goals.

From: Hearing Loss WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Audiology: "Hearing and Hearing Loss," "Facts About Hearing Loss."  

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: "The Prevalence and Incidence of Hearing Loss in Adults," "Causes of Hearing Loss in Adults," "Ototoxic Medications (Medication Effects)," "Adult Aural/Audiologic Rehabilitation."

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders: "Hearing Loss and Older Adults," "Sudden Deafness," "Quick Statistics," "Presbycusis."   

National Academy on an Aging Society: "Hearing Loss: A growing problem that affects quality of life."

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. "Work-related Hearing Loss." 

American Tinnitus Association: "How Loud is Too Loud?"

FDA: "Questions and Answers about Viagra, Levitra, Cialis, and Revatio: Possible Sudden Hearing Loss."

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery: "Hearing Loss." 

University of California, San Francisco Medical Center: "Hearing Loss."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on December 13, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Audiology: "Hearing and Hearing Loss," "Facts About Hearing Loss."  

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: "The Prevalence and Incidence of Hearing Loss in Adults," "Causes of Hearing Loss in Adults," "Ototoxic Medications (Medication Effects)," "Adult Aural/Audiologic Rehabilitation."

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders: "Hearing Loss and Older Adults," "Sudden Deafness," "Quick Statistics," "Presbycusis."   

National Academy on an Aging Society: "Hearing Loss: A growing problem that affects quality of life."

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. "Work-related Hearing Loss." 

American Tinnitus Association: "How Loud is Too Loud?"

FDA: "Questions and Answers about Viagra, Levitra, Cialis, and Revatio: Possible Sudden Hearing Loss."

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery: "Hearing Loss." 

University of California, San Francisco Medical Center: "Hearing Loss."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on December 13, 2017

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