Different Ways Of Hearing LossPosted on September 26, 2013 by ECR Louisville in Blog, Caregiver Education, Hearing Loss
There are five main senses that humans experience, including sight, smell, hearing, touch and taste. These five senses allow mostly everyone to experience life to the fullest by allowing them to see the beauty in nature, smelling wonderful scents, hearing music and each other, touching and tasting foods. Unfortunately, these main five senses are not available for everyone to experience due to disabilities. Disabilities can come in many different forms such as being blind and deaf. By being blind, the person is unable to see things as well as the average person can. This can range from seeing half as good as the average person to being completely unable to see anything at all.
By being deaf, the person isn’t able to hear as well as the average person can. This can be born with or it can happen throughout one’s life by aging or by listening to things that are too loud. There are many hearing loss causes such as noise-induced hearing loss. This is when the person listens to loud music or television that can damage their hearing. When this happens, the hearing loss may be temporary in some lucky situations, but it can also be permanent which would result in hearing aids and sometimes even surgery if necessary
In some situations, hearing loss doesn’t occur in both ear, but it can also occur in just one ear. Though this may seem better than hearing loss in both ears, it can also cause some deception problems. The advantage of having hearing loss in one ear instead of in both ears is that the treatment for it will be much cheaper and easier to acquire. When someone begins to experience hearing loss symptoms, there are many things they can do in order to cope with it. For one, they can speak to other people that have also experienced hearing loss so that they can help them deal with the difficulties. Another thing thing that can also be done to cope with hearing loss is to go to classes that help the person adjust their lives to depending more on their sight and touch senses.
Because hearing loss can be quite emotionally damaging to the one experiencing it, it is important to take any necessary measures to ensure that they can correctly cope with it. Since there are many different hearing loss causes, it is always crucial to go to a doctor who specializes in hearing so that the proper diagnosis is made. This can also provide the patient with the knowledge that they need to understand what they are going through. Whether it be hearing loss in one ear, noise-induced hearing loss, or any other type of hearing loss, it is always important to get the necessary help to cope with it.
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