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 Springfield MA

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

Lawrence Prusak MA CCA
(413) 754-4919
299 Carew Street Suite 135
Springfield, MA
Services
At New England Hearing Aids, we affiliate with the best Hearing Aid manufacturers, provide the latest digital technology and instruments that will last indefinitely, enabling the audiologist to keep your prescription current through the years.Our professionals are skilled in the areas of diagnostic procedures, hearing aid selection and provision, assistive listening technology, listening skills related to learning disabilities, and development of effective communication skills through aural re
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SundayClosed
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Hampden Hearing Center East
(413) 754-4725
200 N Main St North Building Suite 103
East Longmeadow, MA
Services
DIAGNOSTIC HEARING EVALUATION, to measure your hearing and determine if help is needed.HEARING INSTRUMENT EVALUATION AND FITTING, including measurements with the instruments in your ears (Real Ear Measurement), to ensure that they provide you with optimal benefit for your individual hearing needs. We also review with you how to use and care for the devices. HEARING INSTRUMENT REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE; please contact us if your hearing instrument is not working properly. Hearing devices occasionall
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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The Hearing Center Of
(860) 265-4070
145 Hazard Ave Ste C
Enfield, CT
Services
The Hearing Center of Asheville offers the area''s most comprehensive center for audiology care and hearing aid service.*Diagnostic Hearing Evaluations*State-of-the-Art Digital Hearing Aid Fittings*Tinnitus Evaluation and Retraining Therapy*Otoacoustic Emissions & Brainstem Evoked Response Audiometry*Custom Ear Protection*On-site Lab for In-house Repairs
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SundayClosed ,Monday01:00 PM - 02:00 PM ,TuesdayClosed ,Wednesday01:00 PM - 02:00 PM ,ThursdayClosed ,Friday01:00 PM - 02:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Clarke Hearing Center
(413) 268-6030
45 Round Hill Rd Bell Hall
Northampton, MA
Services
In addition to our school programs, Clarke also offers Birth to 3 services, Summer Programs , Mainstream Services, Educational Evaluations and Professional Training opportunities. We also offer hearing services for adults on our Northampton and Philadelphia campuses.
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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 - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Bay State Mary Lane Hospital
(888) 595-7440
85 South St
Ware, MA
Services
AmbulanceAnesthesiologyBaystate Visiting Nurse Association & HospiceBehavioral Health ServicesBlood Donor ProgramCancerCardiovascularDept. of MedicineEmergency MedicineEndoscopyHome Care & Home Medical SuppliesHome Infusion & Respiratory ServicesHospital MedicineNeurosciences
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SundayClosed ,MondayClosed ,TuesdayClosed ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,ThursdayClosed ,FridayClosed ,SaturdayClosed
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Bay State Medical Center
(413) 279-9004
360 Birnie Ave
Springfield, MA
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SundayClosed ,Monday07:00 AM - 07:00 PM ,Tuesday07:00 AM - 07:00 PM ,Wednesday07:00 AM - 07:00 PM ,Thursday07:00 AM - 07:00 PM ,Friday07:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Holyoke Hospital Inc.
(413) 315-5232
575 Beech St
Holyoke, MA
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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 - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Wing Memorial Hospital
(413) 284-4522
40 Wright St Dept Of Material Mgmnt
Palmer, MA
Services
Wing Memorial Hospital provides a full range of inpatient and outpatient health care services to meet the needs of the Quaboag Hills and Pioneer Valley. To learn more, select from the alphabetical list below.Because Wing Memorial Hospital is a member of UMass Memorial Health Care, our patients have direct access to highly specialized care that may not be available at the hospital. To view a list of all services provided at UMass Memorial hospitals, click on the link provided below.
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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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New England Hearing Aids
(413) 268-6019
735 Westhampton Rd Front Door Only
Florence, MA
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SundayClosed
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Advanced Hearing Solutions
(860) 640-4721
340 Broad St
Windsor, CT
Services
The services which we offer fall into distinct categories which are listed below. Please click on the service which is of intest to you. A brief description follows. For more information, you might check the Hearing Library link in our main menu, or call us directly to discuss a procedure or service.Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs)Assistive listening devices are used to maximize hearing using instruments which may or may not be used in conjunction with a hearing aid. These instruments fall int
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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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