Oticon’s Digital Technology Expert, Norm Greenleaf will be in our St George & Cedar City clinics on February 13 – 15, 2018 to demonstrate the new Oticon Opn and answer your questions. We are confident you will find this opportunity to be a positive one, and we look forward to helping you take another step toward better, more natural hearing. If for some reason you are unable to attend but know someone who may benefit from this experience, please pass this information along.
The only way to identify and diagnose hearing loss in a young child is through an infant hearing screening.
Below are tests your child’s St. George hearing doctor will perform at such a screening.
Sound travels in waves and is measured in frequency and amplitude. Amplitude is the measurement of how forceful a wave is. Measured in decibels (dB), the louder the sound is, the higher the decibel number will be. Normal conversation clocks in around 65 dB.
Hearing loss is extremely common; nearly 48 million people in Utah and throughout the United States suffer from this condition. For most of these individuals, a hearing aid can be used to treat their hearing loss. But unfortunately, many individuals simply choose to forgo this tried and true treatment for good ol’ fashion denial that anything is wrong.
I don’t know about you, but I have enough trouble choosing a $3 tube of toothpaste; don’t get me started on how stressful it is making a real decision. This would include buying a car, house or hearing aid. There are 48 million people in Utah and throughout the country with hearing loss. Most of these individuals could benefit from the use of a hearing aid while only 20 percent of those actually use one. Why? Some audiologists believe it is because the process seems too daunting. Here at Advanced Hearing & Balance this is not the case.
Hearing loss is not a new condition. People have been suffering from it for centuries. Up until the 16th century, it was commonly accepted that individuals with hearing loss also suffered from multiple other disabilities; this led to them being heavily discriminated against. It was not until a Spanish monk named Pedro Ponce taught a nobleman’s deaf sons how to read, write, speak and do math that this fact was disproven.
May is Better Hearing & Speech Month, an annual occasion designed to raise awareness of hearing loss and speech problems. Originally created in 1927 by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), in 1986 President Reagan issued a formal proclamation designating May as the official month to heighten public awareness about hearing loss and speech disorders. The goal of Better Hearing & Speech Month is to encourage people to take action if they believe there might be a problem with their hearing or speech.