Hearing Impaired- is hearing loss that prevents a person from totally receiving sounds through their ear(s).
Hearing Impaired ( Hearing Loss)
1. In children it may affect the development of language and can cause work related difficulties for adults
2. There are a number of measures that can prevent hearing loss and include avoidance of loud, chemical agents, and physical trauma
3. Hearing aids are partially effective for many
4. Depending on the kind of hearing loss, hearing implants can be effective
DETECTION: Refers to the practice of screening every newborn for hearing loss prior to hospital charge
TREATMENT: Depends on the cause and serverity of hearing loss, there is no care, but hearing aids and other listening devices help treat the problem and improve quality of life.