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Improving communication for people with hearing loss, their family and friends

Key messages about hearing loss and hearing aids

Listening in a noisy background

  • This is more difficult whether you have a hearing loss or not
  • For people with hearing loss, this is much more difficult
  • This is often the main problem of people with hearing loss

Hearing aids

  • Help improve hearing
  • Are usually more effective in quiet situations than in noisy environments
  • Amplify all sounds; those in the background as well as the person speaking
  • Make sounds louder but sounds may still be distorted or unclear
  • Do not return hearing to 'normal'
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