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Progressive Hearing Loss

Progressive hearing loss is a term used to describe hearing loss that gets worse over time.  As the hearing loss progresses, different solutions may be needed.  Some individuals may choose to learn sign language, but many choose to combine amplification, use of hearing devices such as hearing aids or cochlear implants, and text-based solutions such as captioning.  Depending on the individual's preferences and the nature and degree of their hearing loss, solutions associated with deafness may also be appropriate.

Progressive hearing loss is a term used to describe hearing loss that gets worse over time.  As the hearing loss progresses, different solutions may be needed.  Some individuals may choose to learn sign language, but many choose to combine amplification, use of hearing devices such as hearing aids or cochlear implants, and text-based solutions such as captioning.  Depending on the individual's preferences and the nature and degree of their hearing loss, solutions associated with deafness may also be appropriate. 

Solutions:

Medical professionals with hearing loss may find it difficult to use a standard stethoscope. The following resources offer amplified stethoscope products for individuals who are hard of hearing, who cannot place ear tips in the ears due to ear deformity or hearing aid use, or for individuals who work in noisy environments and need amplification or noise attenuation.