Category Archives: Hearing

Age-Related Hearing Loss: How Can a Speech-Language Pathologist Help?

Over the past 30 years, the number of people in the United States with a hearing loss has more than doubled. Although many people brush off hearing loss as a “minor” problem, particularly in the early stages, hearing loss can … Continue reading

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Speech-Pathology and Hearing: Cochlear Implants

Did you know that in addition to working with people who have difficulty communicating, speech-language pathologists also work closely with people who have hearing loss? Because hearing is such a large part of communication, hearing impairment can cause a range … Continue reading

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Better Speech and Hearing Month: Could Your Child Have Hearing Loss?  

Did you know that an estimated 15% of children in the United States have low-frequency or high-frequency hearing loss in one or both ears? Hearing is critical to speech and language development and hearing loss can cause significant developmental delays … Continue reading

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The Effects of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Last week we discussed the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s campaign to prevent noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL): Listen to Your Buds. The campaign focuses on how listening to personal music devices through headphones can result in permanent hearing damage, and increasing problem … Continue reading

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Listen to Your Buds!

Nearly every kid and teenager in America spends a good amount of their free time listening to music on their MP3 player. But did you know that listening to music at too high of a level can cause permanent noise-induced … Continue reading

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Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week

This year, the week of June 22nd to June 28th is designated as Deaf-Blind Awareness week in commemoration of the life of Helen Keller. This week, we’re dedicating our blog to the ways that speech-language pathologists can help deaf individuals … Continue reading

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What is a Cochlear Implant?

There are many different technologies used to help individuals with hearing loss. One such device is the cochlear implant. Cochlear implants may be used when a person has sensorineural hearing loss. This means that the inner ear is damaged, but … Continue reading

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