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The sound of SILENCE T | HEARING| Damage to your hearing is a major cause of anxiety as this sense is a vital part of day-to-day functioning. Luckily, there is a lot that can be done to manage and repair any harm he ability to hear is by far one of the most important senses of the body – it enables you to communicate with other people, to entertain yourself through music and stay safe by warning you of dangers, such as any approaching road traffic. However, there are a number of ways in which hearing can become impaired, and depending on the type and severity of cause, this hearing loss can be temporary or permanent. Typically, a hearing impediment will result in an earache and/or a constant ringing in the ears, as well as making it difficult for the sufferer to hear conversations in loud environments. We discover why people suffer from hearing loss, the varying degrees of temporary to permanent damage, and the treatment options available to remedy any of these restrictive hearing impairments. This may sound like an earful, but aural rehabilitation is the term for the assessment of a hearing loss and the therapies that follow. They are designed to help those that are hearing impaired adjust to their hearing loss, manage and improve their speech and take charge of their communication. It also o ers families some insight. Aural rehabilitation can include explaining to a patient and their family the ins and outs of a hearing aid, how to get the most out of it, and managing their expectations of how the device will help with communication. It could also involve teaching good listening habits and strategies to use with and without a hearing device, or how to be assertive and take control of a conversation. Tips can be o ered on making communication more e ective, such as how to position seating at home or where TRY IT: to sit in a noisy restaurant. Assistive devices for PRACTISING those that are hearing impaired can also be LISTENING explored, such as telephone ampli ers and TV SKILLS CAN AID listening devices. Speech reading can be taught to HEARING help a person understand and communicate by watching a speaker’s mouth, face and hand gestures, and how to pick up other visual clues, such as the level of interest other speakers display in the conversation. Aural rehabilitation for both children and adults is usually an interdisciplinary undertaking involving physicians, audiologists and speech-language pathologists. > AURAL REHABILITATION MARCH 2012 | 157

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of AT Home with Christian Jessen - March 2011

EDITOR'S LETTER
A WARM WELCOME FROM DR CHRISTIAN
NEWS
SAVE THE DATE
DEFENSIVE EATING
SLEEPING BEAUTY
SPOIL YOURSELF
FAMOUS FIGURES
WIN TOP PRIZES
DR JESSEN, I PRESUME
FEEL-GOOD FACTOR
A BEAUTIFUL MIND
PROTECT YOURSELF
GETTING OVER IT
KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON
WHAT LIES BENEATH
SUGAR HIGHS AND LOWS
WHAT'S UP, DOC?
ON THE RUN
SMOKING GUN
FRESHLY GROUND
I CAN'T EAT THAT
OFF THE SCALES
WALKING TALL
IN GOOD HANDS?
GIRLS ONLY
IN THE BLOOD
PERIOD PROPERTIES
FERTILITY HELP
A WEE ISSUE
UNDER YOUR HAT
CONFESSIONS OF AN ALCOHOLIC
DANGER ZONE
BODY BASICS
HEART-STOPPING MOMENTS
BACK TO BASICS
WALKING ON SUNSHINE
THE SKIN YOU LIVE IN
LISTEN UP
EYESORE
IN PLAIN SIGHT
DOWN UNDER
BUMP 'N GRIND
LET'S TALK ABOUT SEX
MAN TALK
DO YOU KNOW YOUR BMI?
I'LL HAVE A 'P' PLEASE
BOYS DON'T CRY
TO THE EXTREME
THREE-DAY SLIM DOWN
TOTALLY ADDICTED TO CAKE
JUST A PINCH
GYM JAMS
THEY'RE DOING WHAT?
GOTTA HAVE IT
EYES WIDE SHUT
PETER PAN PLAN
HOW OLD?
HOW OLD?
FUZZ FREE
FUZZ FREE
CUT HERE
CUT HERE
ON THE MEND
ON THE MEND
KNOW YOUR NIP/TUCKS
KNOW YOUR NIP/TUCKS
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
STAY SAFE ABROAD
STAY SAFE ABROAD
SAY CHEESE!
SAY CHEESE!
IVORY TOWER
IVORY TOWER
MOUTH MAYHEM
MOUTH MAYHEM
COMING SOON
COMING SOON
LIGHTEN UP
LIGHTEN UP
COULD YOU BE A GUINEA PIG?
COULD YOU BE A GUINEA PIG?
HEADS UP
HEADS UP
LAST WORD
LAST WORD
STOCKISTS
STOCKISTS

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