Hearts for Hearing works to provide hearing aids for children

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IF YOU ARE WATCHING IS RIGHT NOW, AND YOU HAVE THE TV HAVING TROUBLE HEARING, YOU’LL WANT TO SEE THIS. WE HAVE THE DIRECTOR OF AUDIOLOGY AN RESEARCH. REAL QUICK, TELL US ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION. WE ARE A NONPROFIT FOUNDATION IN OKLAHOMA CITY. WE WERE FOUND TO PROVIDE CHILDREN WITH HEARING LOSS. WE WILL PROVIDE THE FIRST SET OF FAMILIES AND MAKE SURE THAT NO FIGHT HEARING LOSS. STEV I HEAR YOU ARE EXPANDING TO HELP ADULTS, AS WELL. WE WANT TO WORK WITH PATIENTS OF ALL AGES. DRIVE LAKE AVENUE PARKWAY, THEY CAN SEE THE NEW BUILDING YOU ARE BUILDING. IT IS A STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITY, ABOUT THREE TIMES THE BEST SERVICES THAT WE POSSIBLY CAN FOR ALL PERSONS. I DRIVE BY IT EVERY MORNING AND IT LOOKS SO IMPRESSIVE. I WAS HOPING TO TALK A LITTLE OF THAT ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY AND THE CHANGES THAT ARE HAPPENING, BECAUSE IT SEEMS LIKE IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS, WE HAVE SEEN SOME ADVANCES THAT ARE CHANGING WHAT IT MEANS TO LOSE YOUR HEARING AND GAIN IT BACK. >> THE IS A MISCONCEPTION WERE PEOPLE SAY THEY HAVE HEARING LOSS CAUSED BY NER DAMAGE, AND IN REALITY, THAT IS NOT TRUE. IT IS THE INNER EAR OR THE COCHLEA THAT IS DAMAG FROM A THINGS. IT’S JOB IS TO TAKE SOUNDS AND CONVERT IT INTO MESSAGE IS THAT THE BRAIN CAN UNDERSTAND THAT STIMULATES THE HEARING NERVE. IF YOU HAVE SOMEBOD WHO HAS SO MUCH HEARING LOSS THEY CANNOT BENEFIT FROM HEARING AIDS, WE AND THE TECHNOLOGY HAS IMPROVED AND WITH A COCHLEAR IMPLANT, THE PATIENT CAN HAVE THE SURGERY RIGHT HERE. THE DEVICE IS IMPLANTED UNDER TH SKIN, AND IT CAN STIMULATE THE COCHLEAR NERVE DIRECTLY. THE IS A DEVICE SIMILAR TO A HEARING AID THAT WILL PICK UP SOUND, AND SEND THE SIGNAL TO A LITTLE ANTENNA AND INFORMATION SENT TO THE IMPLANT STIMULATES THE NERVE. PEOPLE WHOSE KIDS ARE HEARING THEIR PARENTS VOICES FOR THE FIRST TIME, THINGS LIKE THAT. >> IT IS TRULY A MIRACLE, WE HA CHILDREN WHO WERE BORN COMPLETELY DEAF WHO RECEIVE TO KINDERGARTEN AND SET THE CURVE AT SCHOOL. WE HAVE ADULTS WHO HAVE WITHDRAWN FROM SOCIA SITUATIONS OR ARE NOT ABLE TO FUNCTION AT WORK, AND THEY GET THESE DEVICES AND THE EXCEL AND THEY GO BACK AND CAN COMMUNICATE WITH THEIR . STEV IF YOU COULD TALK TO US ABOUT THE SIGNS OF HEARING LOS, WHAT PEOPLE SHOULD BE LOOKING FOR. >> USUALLY WHAT OUR PATIENTS WILL TEL US, THEY BLAME IT ON THEIR FRIENDS OR FAMILY AND SAY THEY ARE MUMBLIN BUT IF THEY ARE IN GROUPS OF PEOPLE OF MORE THAN TWO AND OFTENTIMES BEEN A DIFFICULT TIME FOLLOWING THE CONVERSATION, OR THEY WILL CONFUS WORDS. NOIS SITUATIONS, WHERE THERE IS


Hearts for Hearing works to provide hearing aids for children

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