At times when you’re really engrossed in a novel or movie that you’re interested in, you wouldn’t hear anyone else talking, calling, etc. This is the brains ability to filter out and block other sensors, so that you could concentrate on an activity you’re doing. However, if you actually have a problem with your auditory perception, you should seek professional advice. Furthermore, damage to the auditory system could result in dysfunction of central sensory processing, temporary dysfunction or permanent harm. In the modern era, if you visit an electronic store, you would find various devices for entertainment purposes. There are portable speakers, headphone designs and many more.
However, at present, many are under some misconceptions and don’t regard hearing problems seriously. These myths should be corrected and cleared so that, individuals would avoid certain behaviour that could harm them. With that said, you might or might not be aware of some of these myths. If you are aware and you believe these myths, this article is useful in clearing these false beliefs. Here are 3 myths regarding hearing impairment:
a. Auditory deficits is only due to genetics
There are not one but many causes for ear damage, which majorities aren’t aware of. One of the causes is due to genetics. However, you shouldn’t be under the impression that you would develop this problem, only if you have this biological deficit. This is certainly not true, as there are environmental causes as well.
b. Young individuals don’t develop such issues
Additionally, majorities think that an individual would lose his or her ability to hear only during the late adulthood. They also believe that it doesn’t apply to individuals between adolescent and early adulthood. However, this isn’t true, as depending on the lifestyle, level of sound exposed to, etc. could affect any individual in any age category.
c. Hearing aid is the answer for every auditory dysfunction
Firstly, there are different types of auditory impairment, as a result of different etiologies. Depending on category of dysfunction or damage, different parts of the ear is affected. Therefore, ear aids is definitely not the answer for all hearing loss problems. The severity of the issue might require the individual to undergo implant surgeries or take medication.
There are many other misbeliefs that individuals have regarding auditory deficits. You could find many articles online. Moreover, if you know of family, friends, colleagues and others who believe these myths, share the information given here. It’s important to educate individuals about these misconceptions so that, they could avoid developing such auditory processing problems later in their lives.