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ERIC Number: EJ890071
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
Coping with Hearing Loss and High School
Exceptional Parent, v40 n5 p30-31 May 2010
High school can be a bumpy road for teenagers, especially since most teenagers are trying to fit in and start to define their own individuality and future. Now imagine if a teenager has hearing loss. Besides not being able to hear their instructors or friends as well as their classmates, self image problems can be magnified if they need to wear hearing aids. Traditional hearing aids, which are more commonly associated as something a teenager's grandparents would wear, can invite taunting or bullying for young adults at school. For some, the embarrassment of wearing a visible hearing device means that they would rather do without a device and, therefore, wouldn't be able to hear as well. This article discusses how advancements in hearing devices can help make those high school years more enjoyable. Just like contact lenses, extended wear hearing devices are emerging as a way for teens to hear better in a discreet, private way that withstands their active lifestyle. These advancements in extended wear hearing devices, which are 100 percent invisible, are allowing many teenagers to enjoy natural sound quality. The hearing device uses the outer ear to naturally direct sound into the ear canal without the need for multiple channels or settings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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