Communication is intrinsic to our everyday lives and it is linked to our social and psychological health. We communicate in many ways, through sign language, writing, gestures, facial expressions but the most common way is through speech.A speech disorder affects an individual’s ability to communicate.
Hearing loss is emerging as a serious health issue and it can affect anyone at any age. It's most common among people older than 60 and also found in newborn children. People facing hearing problems often feel excluded from communication and are susceptible to loneliness, depression and paranoia. Hearing loss also affects our physical and mental well-being.
Hearing aids are small electronic devices to be worn in or behind the ear that enhances the hearing capacity of patients with hearing disabilities. These devices receive sound from external sources, convert the sound waves to electrical signals, amplify them and send them to the ear.