PART 1: WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED? 1. List three traits that studies have linked untreated hearing loss to: 9. List one assistive technology device. 10. Children’s quality of life and development vitally depend on hearing. At what age do children recognize familiar voices and engage in vocal play with parents? At which age do they begin to speak in simple sentences? 2. The majority of people with hearing loss are younger than age 65. True False 3. Name two symptoms of hearing loss. 11. Name 2 symptoms that may indicate a hearing problem in children. 4. Aging, infections, birth defects, or genetics can cause hearing loss 12. Thirty million Americans are exposed to dangerous noise levels each over time. True False day. True False 5. With recent advancements, it is now possible to perform hearing tests 13. Tinnitus is the proper word for ringing or buzzing in your ears. on babies within the first 48 hours of life. True False True False 14. List four actions you can take to protect your hearing. 6. List two professionals that can identify hearing loss. 7. What are ITE and BTE hearing aids? 15. There is financial assistance available for those that need hearing help. List one. 8. Some people with hearing loss are not candidates for hearing aids. True False PART 2: ASSESS YOUR HEARING Think about your experiences with each of the following WITHOUT the use of hearing aids or other devices designed to help you hear better. For each item, indicate the degree to which you agree or disagree. Add up your points at the end to see how you compare with others and to determine your hearing loss severity. 1. Reviewing the hearing assessment above, which traits did you rate high on? PART 3: KNOW YOUR RESOURCES 2. Reviewing the hearing assessment above, which traits did you rate low on? Better Hearing Institute-Advocates for America’s ears. www.betterhearing.org 3. action and schedule a hearing test? If your total score was 10 or above, will you take the properHearing Loss Association of America www.hearingloss.org Yes No National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/hearing/ National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health www.cdc.gov Keyword: NIOSH PART 4: FEEDBACK On a scale of 1 — 5 (1 = not at all, 5 = very helpful) please indicate how helpful this guidebook and completion form were in explaining hearing loss and helping you take the proper steps in identifying if you need further medical attention. 1 2 3 4 5 Do you have any additional feedback?
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