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What other devices can help with hearing loss?

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Most people with permanent hearing loss can benefit from a hearing aid. Other sound-enhancing devices include personal listening systems that allow you to tune in to what you want to hear and mute other sounds. For example, TV-listening systems make it possible for you to hear the television or radio without turning the volume way up. Different kinds of phone-amplifying devices as well as captioned phones that let you read your caller's words make telephone conversations possible.

Cochlear implants are used mainly on young children, but they're becoming more popular among older adults with profound hearing loss.

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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