Categories for Hearing Loss

“Life After Deaf” and Other Books to Help You Cope with Hearing Loss

April 17, 2020

Dealing with adult-onset hearing loss is arguably more difficult than it is for children who experience the same phenomenon. Waking up one morning to find out that you can no longer hear is undoubtedly terrifying at any age, but when you have decades of normal hearing to compare it to, hearing loss in Waterloo, IA can be devastating. Recently, the book Life After Deaf: My Misadventures in Hearing Loss and Recovery has been getting attention among the audiologist community. Noel Holston’s memoir about waking up one morning, completely unable to hear, has been described as “poignant and often humorous.” Holston’s... View Article

How to Include Children with Hearing Loss in Team Sports

February 24, 2020

When your child has hearing loss, you may be concerned about how they’ll fare in social situations such as team sports. It’s not uncommon to hear that children with hearing loss in Waterloo, IA are left out of team sports, whether it’s because their coaches and teammates don’t know how to communicate properly, a lack of resources or other issues. If you’re considering team sports for your child, or if you work with young children and would like to learn how to be more inclusive, here are a few of our best tips for helping bridge the gap. Of course,... View Article

How Unilateral Hearing Loss Can Affect Adult Life

February 10, 2020

Unilateral hearing loss (UHL), the loss of hearing in one ear (as opposed to bilateral hearing loss, which occurs in both ears) affects an estimated 7.2 percent of the population. The National Acoustic Laboratories performed a recent study about the effects of UHL on adult life. In the study, the researchers talked to adults who were either born with UHL or had acquired it later in life in order to determine how they coped with it and which specific challenges they face. Congenital vs. acquired hearing loss The NAL study found that there is a marked difference between those who... View Article

Unilateral Hearing Loss in Children: Risks and Management

January 27, 2020

Unilateral hearing loss (UHL) is a condition where a person hears normally in one ear, but experiences hearing loss in the other. This can range from mild to profound hearing loss. You may have heard of UHL referred to as “single-sided deafness,” which is a phrase some use to describe UHL when there is profound hearing loss in the impaired ear. Unilateral hearing loss in children in Waterloo, IA has been associated with educational risks, as the limited hearing can affect speech development, among other skills. Read on to find out how doctors suggest managing this condition and its risks.... View Article

How to Keep Children with Hearing Loss Engaged in Youth Sports

December 24, 2019

There have been more examples popping up recently of deaf or hearing-impaired athletes finding success in their sports. This makes for great examples for young children who suffer from hearing loss and wish to participate in sports, but there are still plenty of difficulties and barriers they must overcome to have a positive experience as children. For adults who run youth sports teams or leagues, it is important to consider some of the steps you can take to include children with hearing loss in team sports. It can become easy for children with hearing loss to feel ostracized or unwanted,... View Article