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Coping with Depression and Anxiety After Hearing Loss
Many people with hearing loss become discouraged and withdrawn, and even suffer depression as a result of their lost abilities. This article from Hearing Link helps patients handle the stress, anger, and negative emotions that arise from hearing loss by providing relaxation tips and coping mechanisms for better mental health.
Hearing Loss Association of America
Many people are reluctant to accept a change in their hearing ability, allowing their condition to become a source of frustration and embarrassment. The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) offers tips on living with hearing loss, from acknowledging the problem and making simple changes to help improve your hearing (with or without hearing aids), to avoiding depression and staying safe in the event of an emergency.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Hearing Loss in Children
The CDC has compiled a list of important facts for parents whose children who may be experiencing hearing loss. In A Parent's Guide to Hearing Loss, the CDC counsels parents on fitting a baby with a hearing device, joining family support groups, finding the right hearing care professionals for your child’s condition, and other services available to help children and their families cope with hearing loss.
National Institutes of Health (NIH): Life With a Hearing Aid
Hearing aids do not restore natural hearing, but increase your awareness of sounds and amplify them to an audible level. As it can be difficult to make this adjustment, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) helps patients adjust to life with a new hearing aid, including how to choose a device, questions to ask during fitting, and understanding how the different models and styles work.
Consumer Reports: Hearing Aid Buying Guide
Want to compare different hearing aids before you buy? Consumer Reports has compiled a list comparing the most popular hearing aid models and devices by price and performance. Find out the major benefits and average price points of behind-the-ear models, in-ear models, and listening aids for smart phones and other electronics.
Consumer Checklist for Purchasing a New Hearing Aid
Not sure what questions to ask when you’re buying a hearing aid for the first time? These consumer tips from The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) can help you find well-fitting hearing aids, but also explore consumer protection laws, trial periods, and additional technologies that can be used in conjunction with your cellphone and home electronics.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Hearing Aid Repairs for Veterans
Veterans may not have to pay out-of-pocket for repairs to their hearing aid devices. The VA Denver Acquisition and Logistics Center (DALC) provides hearing aid repair for former service members through the VA. Veterans can get many makes and models of their VA-authorized hearing aids repaired at DALC or by a contracted commercial repair vendor. Click here for mailing instructions and forms for repair requests.
Tinnitus Facts from the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
The American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) is the world's largest organization of ear, nose, and throat specialists. AAO-HNS explores the causes of tinnitus, testing methods, information on tinnitus in children, and tips to lessen the effects of the ringing or buzzing in your ears.
American Tinnitus Association
The American Tinnitus Association (ATA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing tinnitus sufferers with information and assistance for their condition. ATA provides news, treatment information, and the latest research from healthcare professionals to help find a cure for tinnitus.