Do you or someone you know suffer from any type of hearing loss or hearing related problem? Did you know that there are several athletes, including some who are participating in the 2012 Olympic Games who have hearing loss? Hearing problems are far more common than people think, and they are nothing to be ashamed of. If treated properly you can still maintain a high quality of life while still enjoying most of the activities you have always done before.
Take a look at some of the athletes who are currently participating in the 2012 Olympic Games even though they suffer from hearing loss:
- Tamika Catchings — Basketball
- Chris Colwill — Diving
- David Smith — Volleyball
- If you think you have a hearing problem and are thinking about getting a hearing aid, look for an ear, nose, and throat doctor (an otolaryngologist or otologist). He or she can check to make sure other problems aren’t present and find out the cause of your hearing loss. The doctor can also recommend possible treatments.
- If the doctor finds that a hearing aid would help, ask for a recommendation for an audiologist. This specialist can help you choose the type of hearing aid that will work best for you. He or she can help you learn how to get the most out of your hearing aid.
If you want to answer a brief questionnaire to help you determine if a hearing aid is right for you, check out the Wise Health Decision section on WebMD.
Written by Jesica.
Disclosure: This was a sponsored post in which The Mommy Bunch received compensation, however, all opinions are strictly our own.