residual hearing


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residual hearing

Hearing acuity that remains after hearing loss.
See also: hearing
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Their determination at this time was crucial - children who are profoundly deaf, with no residual hearing at all, only have a few years to educate their brain about the speech process.
Developing a multifaceted approach to this problem meant that issues such as identifying residents in need of amplification, the appropriate devices (behind the ear [BTE] or in the ear [ITE], unilateral or bilateral), recommended volume controls/levels, and other steps needed to maximize residual hearing needed to be addressed.
This may be because performance evaluations are usually in a one-on-one format and allow the individual to more effectively utilize their residual hearing.
Because the right ear had some residual hearing, the mastoid fistula was treated conservatively with regular suction to remove the keratin debris.
The prospect of losing their residual hearing following implantation is a powerful argument against a traditional cochlear implant.
At the other extreme, auditory-verbal practitioners point out that almost every child has some level of residual hearing, and that it can be nurtured to allow hearing and speaking skills to emerge.
These include techniques that can enhance use of interpreters, speechreading, use of residual hearing, and group work.
Although those classified as profoundly deaf cannot aurally comprehend speech even with the most powerful hearing aids, educators teach lip reading and students use hearing devices to amplify any residual hearing.
Developed through extensive research and state-of-the-art manufacturing processes, the HiFocus Mid-Scala electrode has been designed for optimal mid-scala placement in the cochlea to protect its delicate structures and preserve residual hearing.
The Esteem technology is designed for people with moderate to severe (40-90 dB and in some cases greater) sensorineural hearing loss who have some residual hearing.