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 Casper WY

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 Casper that give access to hearing protection dispensing, hearing enhancement, as well as advice and content on assistive listening devices.

Mountain View Audiology LLC
(307) 462-4823
301 S Fenway St Ste 203
Casper, WY
Hours
SundayClosed
Payment
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Wyoming Otolaryngology
(307) 462-0992
6500 E 2nd Street Ste 101
Casper, WY
Hours
SundayClosed
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Sheridan Ear Nose And Throat
(307) 461-4050
330 W Dow St
Sheridan, WY
Services
An Otolaryngologist (pronounced oh-toe-lahr-uhn-GOLL-oh-gist) is a physician and surgeon who cares for problems of the ears, nose and throat, and for other associated diseases of the head and neck. Dr. Bateman is a board-certified otolaryngologist, which means he is an expert whose advanced training can help you manage problems of the head and neck.Here is a partial listing of conditions we treat and services our clinic provides: Ears:Hearing aidsFull hearing testing & audiology servicesEar vent
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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High Country Hearing Center
(307) 335-3129
125 Main St
Lander, WY
Services
Audiometric TestingIndustrial TestingCustom Hearing ProtectionHearing Aid sales and Service
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
Payment
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Wyoming Hearing Clinic, LLC
(307) 459-4523
5320 Education Dr
Cheyenne, WY
Hours
SundayClosed
Payment
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Wyoming Otolaryngology
(307) 462-0992
6500 E 2nd Street Ste 101
Casper, WY
Hours
SundayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Cash,Check,Insurance

Mountain View Audiology LLC
(307) 462-4823
301 S Fenway St Ste 203
Casper, WY
Hours
SundayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Cash,Check,Insurance

Johnson County Healthcare Center, Audiology
(307) 278-6433
497 W Lott St Attn: Audiology
Buffalo, WY
Services
Diagnostic hearing testing for children and adultsHearing aid fitting and repairsHearing conservationTinnitus assessment
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,TuesdayClosed ,WednesdayClosed ,Thursday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,FridayClosed ,SaturdayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Visa,MasterCard,American Express,Discover,Cash,Check,Debit,Insurance

St. John''s Medical Center
(307) 200-4983
555 East Broadway Suite 224
Jackson, WY
Hours
SundayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Cash,Check,Insurance

Beltone Hearing Aid Center
(307) 237-7894
833 S Center St
Casper, WY
 

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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