Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implants

Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implants

Hearing aid listening checks are extremely important to do daily, before a child goes to school and any time there may be a question as to if the child is hearing properly.

This web address will take you to a set of descriptors about hearing aids. It explains the purpose of a hearing aid and what it does for someone who uses one. It also will help parents and spouses understand what hearing aids do not do and help them understand what their loved ones can and cannot hear when using a hearing aid.

This website is a great resource for people of all ages and their parents or spouses. It gives excellent information on cochlear implants and provides a community of people to discuss important issues with.

This website explains the option of cochlear implants and BAHA. Because the decision to give your child an invasive implant surgery is so serious, it is important to have all the information and research available. This website walks each person through the benefits and risks involved in having an implant surgery.

This resource would be helpful for an SLP or Aural Therapist to assess whether adults are happy with the hearing assistance they have.

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