What Did You Expect? Hearing Aids -- Expectation and Aural RehabilitationBy Ross, Mark; Hearing Loss Magazine, Vol. 29, No. 1, pp. 20-24
Publication Date: January/February 2008
Article provides suggestions for rehabilitation professionals for ways to address erroneous expectations of the benefits a hearing aid can offer. The sources of the flawed assumptions include: differences in the perceptions of the impact of hearing loss between individuals with hearing loss and their families, disparities within individuals between what they believe they hear and what they actually hear, and multiple and varying ways in which people are affected by hearing loss. The author recommends an effective assessment procedure, including testing of speech perception, to be followed by appropriate aural rehabilitation measures. The full scope of the hearing loss, the person, and the expectations of hearing aids must be considered.
Published by: Hearing Loss Association of America (formerly Self Help for Hard of Hearing People) (Website:http://www.hearingloss.org)