Hearing impairment, mainly the deafness with possible distortions, assorted with tinnitus concerns about 4 million of the French population. It can be of variable severity. Deafness is an invisible disability until we must answer a question. The permanent improvement of the computer and microelectronics sciences benefit to the prosthetic devices: cochlear implants compensate for complete hearing loss, hearing aids are hidden by being miniaturized, being partially or totally implantable. The management of disability is not limited to this material part: human assistance and assistive devices are part of the armory. Rest to continue and to increase the financial support. This claim is obviously not specific to disability hearing although the hearing aid is only refunded 138 € per device for a unit cost from 1300 € to 2500 € with an observed lifetime of 4 or 5 years.
|Translated title of the contribution||Management of hearing impairment in adults|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Revue du Praticien|
|State||Published - Oct 20 2009|
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