Wednesday, December 2, 2009

New Website for Hearing Loss and Hearing Aid Information

The U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently created a website describing the symptoms of hearing loss and the three types of hearing loss. Another web page describes the types of hearing aids.  In addition, the FDA provides this checklist, if you are considering getting a hearing aid:
  •  Get a checkup from an "ear, nose, and throat" physician to get a medical exam first
  • Consider going to an audiologist to determine the type and degree of your hearing loss
  • buy your hearing aid from a licensed hearing healthcare professional
  • be careful to choose a hearing aid that meets you needs
  • learn how to care for your hearing aid
  • ask about a trial/adjustment period
  • check out the warranty
Other good websites for hearing loss and hearing aid information include:

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