Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss Defined:

The Real Sounds of Hearing Loss: Shots - Health News: NPR

Hearing Loss
For the hearing-impaired, sounds are quieter, but they can also be fuzzier and maddeningly distorted. Listen to these audio clip simulations of what that kind of hearing loss sounds like.


Audiological Services

The North Dakota School for the Deaf/Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing provides audiological services to all students ages 0-21.  Direct comprehensive audiological services to NDSD/RCDHH students include the following:  audiological assessment, personal amplification analysis, tympanograms, evaluations, earmold and swimplug impressions, and evaluation of classroom acoustics.  Education is also provided by the audiologist to staff, students and parents in meeting the audiological needs of the deaf and hard of hearing indviduals.

Signs of Hearing Loss

Learn about social, emotional, and medical signs indicating that you might have a hearing loss.

Hearing Loss Prevention

Impact of hearing loss

Cochler implants:

  • Cochlear implants: This technology may help some individuals when hearing aids or other technology does not. A cochlear implant is a surgically implanted artificial inner ear or cochlea. The implant uses a thin metal coil to electronically stimulate the hearing nerve, bypassing a damaged or deformed cochlea. In contrast, a hearing aid simply amplifies sound and sends it through the malfunctioning cochlea to the hearing nerve. In many cases an implant will provide an improvement in the use of sound far beyond what a hearing aid can provide, but implants do not restore normal hearing. It does, however, allow for the perception of sound "sensation.