Deafness Research Paper

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Deafness, a disease not really known and belittle by others, during the making of this assignment, a lot had been discovered and learned regarding this disease. There are four types of deafness according to the Ministry of Health Malaysia which are sensorineural hearing loss, conductive hearing loss, mixed hearing loss and auditory neuropathy hearing loss. We are able to identify how severe deafness damages our ears and impacts especially to ourselves psychologically. This makes us to be more careful and grateful in the same time with our ears that contribute a lot in our daily life. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), aproximately one-third of people over 65 years of age are affected by disabling hearing loss. The prevalence…show more content…
Normally, their friends or family will notice their hearing problems before they recognize it. For example, family members will realize that the person with hearing loss listens to the television or radio in the high volume and frequently ask them to repeat what they have just said. Other than that, the person with hearing loss will not answer the telephone or doorbell because they did not hear it ringing. There are actually many symptoms that we can see from the people that suffer from this type of illness. Most common symptom is they are unable to hear people clearly and fully as they only see them mumbling without understand of what they are saying. They could not hear all parts of a conversation properly. Usually, they will always request for repetition in our conversation and ask us to speak slowly and loudly. They also need to stare at us during our conversation to help them understand what we are saying. Sometimes, they will try to avoid communicating with other people as they know they will face difficulty following the conversations. People with hearing loss also hear ringing, roaring, or hissing sounds in their ears which is known as tinnitus. They may have to turn the volume higher when they listen to music, radio or television. There are also special symptoms that we can use to differentiate the types of hearing loss. For sensorineural hearing loss, patient usually can hardly understand what other
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