Hearing Aid Advantages And Disadvantages

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Register to read the introduction… Just as cell phones today have the capability of sending text messages to one another, so do standard household phones. With this text messaging available, the hearing impaired can communicate just as any other. Technology has made it capable to transmit not just the spoken word, but also the written word through telephone lines. Now that television shows and movies are equipped with the technology to include closed captioning, the hearing-impaired can view them. Listening devices can now be used with the telephone, TV, radio, or theaters. These include such things as hearing aids, telephone amplifiers, pocket-talkers, tone ringers, and hardwire devices (Moulton & Chinn).

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A hearing aid is good, but by no means as effective as the cochlear implant. However, hearing aids are also used by people with hard of hearing, although they are not as effective as the implants. A hearing aid is a small electronic apparatus that amplifies sound and is worn in or behind the ear to compensate for impaired hearing (Hadadian). This is almost like a small battery packed behind the ear. The most common hearing aid is known as the Acoustic Aid, however there are many other types. The Acoustic Aid amplifies the sound and sends the amplified acoustic energy straight to the eardrum (Hadadian).

Mainstreaming is beginning to become more popular throughout our country as time goes on. School districts across the country are beginning to experience this method of learning more often. This is an idea that puts all sorts of learners in the same classroom, instead of separating students according to their learning abilities (Schools & Programs in US). Deaf students can be mainstreamed in many different

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