Help and Support for Hearing Loss

and other ear conditions such as tinnitus, Meniere’s disease and hyperacusis. Information on causes of hearing loss. Assistive devices for hearing impaired people.

Hearing Loss Treatments Center Brattleboro VT

Hearing loss treatments centers provide services including comprehensive audiological evaluations, acoustic immittance measures, auditory brainstem testing, hearing aid testing and more. See below for local businesses in Brattleboro that give access to hearing protection dispensing, hearing enhancement, as well as advice and content on assistive listening devices.

Center For Audiological Svcs
(802) 275-4068
130 Austine Dr Ste 210
Brattleboro, VT
Hours
SundayClosed
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Sound Advice Hearing Centers
(603) 399-5091
294 West St Ste 2A
Keene, NH
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 02:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 02:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Baystate Rehab At
(413) 863-6092
48 Sanderson St Ste 3
Greenfield, MA
Services
AmbulanceAnesthesiologyBaystate Visiting Nurse Association & HospiceBehavioral Health ServicesBlood Donor ProgramCancerCardiovascularDept. of MedicineEmergency MedicineEndoscopyHome Care & Home Medical SuppliesHome Infusion & Respiratory ServicesHospital MedicineNeurosciencesNursingObstetrics & GynecologyPain Management CenterPathologyPediatricsPharmacyRadiologyRehabilitation CareReproductive MedicineSleep ProgramSpiritual ServicesSurgeryWeight ManagementWomen''s Health Services
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SundayClosed
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Fletcher Allen Health Care
(802) 318-4159
327 Holly Ct
Williston, VT
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 03:30 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 03:30 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 03:30 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 03:30 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 03:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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University of Vermont, Eleanor M. Luse Center, Audiology Clinic
(802) 656-3861
489 Main St
Burlington, VT
Services
Hearing EvaluationAuditory Processing EvaluationHearing Aid Selection and FittingEvaluation of Hearing Aid EffectivenessAssistive Listening Devices
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,Thursday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,Friday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene
(603) 399-5048
117 Railroad St
Keene, NH
Hours
SundayClosed
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Alber Hearing Services
(413) 863-6068
489 Bernardston Rd Ste 108
Greenfield, MA
Services
Alber Hearing Services Offers:•Hearing tests and evaluations•Hearing aid sales•Hearing aid repairs
Hours
SundayClosed
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Center For Audiological Svcs
(802) 275-4068
130 Austine Dr Ste 210
Brattleboro, VT
Hours
SundayClosed
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Mid-Vermont ENT
(802) 549-4098
51 A Tennis Way
East Dorset, VT
Services
diagnose and treat: diseases of the ear, including infections, hearing and balance problems, and ringing in the ears; disorders of the nose and sinuses, such as infections, problems with stuffy nose, bleeding from the nose, snoring and sleep apnea and loss of smell; disorders of the throat, including voice and swallowing problems, sore throat and reflux disease; cancerous and non-cancerous tumors of the head and neck, including the thyroid and parathyroid; treatment of nasal and sinus allergy; f
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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MID-VERMONT ENT, P.C.
(802) 282-4967
69 Allen St Ste 1
Rutland, VT
Services
Mid-Vermont ENT offers evaluation, treatment, and management of nasal and sinus allergy. Twenty percent of the population suffers from some form of allergy, an altered exaggerated response to something in the environment called an allergen. Common inhalant allergens include dust mites, molds, pollen, and animal dander. These allergies can be tested for and treated in our office.Allergy Testing Evaluation of Air Passages Treatment Evaluation Loss of Smell Nasal Blockage and Obstruction Nose Bleed
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Hearing Loss Help » Seven Myths Hearing People Harbor Concerning Hard of Hearing People

by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.

Hearing loss is typically misunderstood by the general population. Thus, it is not surprising that many hearing people have bought into the following 7 myths regarding hearing loss and the people with these losses.

Myth No. 1. Hard of hearing people are less intelligent than “hearing” people. Thus, they attach this social stigma to having a hearing loss. This myth is so deeply ingrained in the general population that even today most hard of hearing people refuse to wear hearing aids for fear of being thought stupid. The truth is, hard of hearing people are just like other people. Some are smart and some are not. Don’t blame any perceived lack of intelligence on hearing loss. Place the blame where it should be—on communication difficulties.

Myth No. 2. Wearing hearing aids returns hearing to normal. Not true. Hearing aids can improve hearing—typically reducing the hearing loss by half—but never bring it up to normal. Thus hard of hearing people still have a hearing loss even when wearing their hearing aids. They often need to supplement what they hear by using assistive devices, by speechreading and by using other effective hearing loss coping strategies.

Myth No. 3. Hard of hearing people have selective hearing. They only hear what they want to hear, but they can hear if they really want to. While it is true that hard of hearing people do indeed have selective hearing, it is not because they don’t pay attention. Rather, it is because their ears do not hear certain frequencies of sounds. They have no choice over which sounds they hear and don’t hear.

Myth No. 4. Only old people have a hearing loss. Not true. Because of excessive noise exposure, taking medications that damage ears, ear infections and other factors, hearing loss affects children, adults and seniors alike. One study showed that on any given day, 15% of the children in elementary schools have a significant hearing loss.

Myth No. 5. When you have a hearing loss you somehow (magically) become a good lip reader. Thus, since hard of hearing people can read lips, it doesn’t matter whether they hear or not. Fact: lip reading, (now more correctly called speechreading) while invaluable, is far from perfect. Only about 30% of English sounds can be easily read on a person’s lips. That leaves the hard of hearing person guessing at the remaining 70%. While a few are remarkably good at this, no one is perfect.

Myth No. 6. If a hard of hearing person can’t hear you, raise your voice at them. The truth is, most hard of hearing people need you to speak up just a bit, but they really want you to face them, then speak slowly and enunciate clearly. This is because when you lose some of you...

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