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I don’t like hearing aids. How can one help me?

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Hearing aids have come a long way in recent years. Even people with mild hearing problems can benefit from them. Hearing aids that fit completely inside the ear canal now work for most people, and they can adjust automatically to provide enough volume for whatever you're listening to.

And the worse a person's hearing gets, the more likely they are to get dementia, studies show.

SOURCES:

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: “Causes of Hearing Loss in Children,” “Untreated Hearing Loss in Adults-A Growing National Epidemic.” 

Better Hearing Institute: “Across America Hearing Check Challenge,”  “The Impact of Treated Hearing Loss on Quality of Life,”  “Myths about Hearing Loss,“ “Prevalence of Hearing Loss.”

CDC: “Hearing Loss in Children: Screening and Diagnosis,” “Hearing Loss in Children: Treatment and Intervention  Services.”

Hearing Loss Association of America: “Hearing Help: Prevention of Hearing Loss.”

National Institutes of Health: “Noise-induced Hearing Loss.”

The Scripps Research Institute: “Deafness and Hearing Loss Research.”

University of Maryland Medical Center: “Hearing Loss.”

Reviewed by Shelley A. Borgia on February 19, 2018

SOURCES:

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: “Causes of Hearing Loss in Children,” “Untreated Hearing Loss in Adults-A Growing National Epidemic.” 

Better Hearing Institute: “Across America Hearing Check Challenge,”  “The Impact of Treated Hearing Loss on Quality of Life,”  “Myths about Hearing Loss,“ “Prevalence of Hearing Loss.”

CDC: “Hearing Loss in Children: Screening and Diagnosis,” “Hearing Loss in Children: Treatment and Intervention  Services.”

Hearing Loss Association of America: “Hearing Help: Prevention of Hearing Loss.”

National Institutes of Health: “Noise-induced Hearing Loss.”

The Scripps Research Institute: “Deafness and Hearing Loss Research.”

University of Maryland Medical Center: “Hearing Loss.”

Reviewed by Shelley A. Borgia on February 19, 2018

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