hearing loss vs deafness

TreaOften we see patients with hearing loss who refer to themselves as “deaf”. Spouses may also chime in, “See, I told you you were deaf”. While we do not downplay the effects of hearing loss, we always gently correct the speaker when it is not used correctly. Mild or moderate hearing impairment and deafness are no more synonymous than near-sightedness …

hearing health risk factors

Hearing Health Risk Factors A thorough audiological examination should begin with a careful medical history. Along with the actual presenting complaint or symptoms, listening to past history is an important early step in helping determine the source of the patient’s problem. Hearing health risk factors are any and all pieces of information about a patient’s history that suggest increased likelihood of a …