The Center for Hearing Loss Help
The Center for Hearing Loss Help, as its name implies, helps people live
successful lives in spite of their hearing losses by providing information, help,
support and selected quality products to people with hearing loss
(deafness), tinnitus and phantom sounds, balance issues, and other ear-related
The Center is directed by Neil Bauman, Ph.D., and is run by
and for hard of hearing people. At the Center, we know what you are going
through for we, too, all live with hearing losses and tinnitus. As a result, we
provide empathetic, knowledgeable and practical advice because we deal with our
hearing losses all day, every day, just like you have to.
The mission of the Center for Hearing Loss Help is to help
people live successful and fulfilling lives in spite of their
hearing losses by providing them with information, counsel, support,
books and selected quality products that help them successfully deal
with the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of living
with hearing loss (deafness), tinnitus (and other phantom sounds),
balance issues and other ear-related problems.
You can obtain the help you need from attending our presentations and seminars,
by reading our numerous articles and books, and through our personal email
and telephone support services.
At the Center, we believe that successfully
living with a hearing loss involves five distinct aspects. They are:
- Understanding and dealing with the emotional and psychological aspects of hearing loss
including grieving for your hearing loss.
- Wearing properly fitted hearing aids. We do not sell hearing
aids, but provide you with the knowledge you need about hearing aids so you
get the most out of them.
- Supplementing your hearing aids with Assistive Listening Devices when hearing aids
by themselves are not enough to effectively help you hear in difficult listening situations.
We sell selected high-quality Assistive Devices that we have tested and used
ourselves. If we don't like them, we won't sell them.
- Speechreading (lipreading) is a most valuable coping strategy—one
you should always use.
- Successful hearing loss coping strategies. There are myriads of these
little strategies that make all the difference between successful
communication and an exercise in futility.
When you contact the Center, you will receive the help you need to deal with
each of these aspects of hearing loss.