Here are the 11 misconceptions to entice you to read the full article.
- People with hearing loss are older adults.
- A child who responds to sound does not have a hearing loss.
- Having a late-diagnosed hearing loss is the same as being born with a hearing loss.
- Hearing aids and cochlear implants restore hearing to normal.
- With hearing aids or CIs, children can usually hear everything that is said in class, and if they can’t hear something they will advise the teacher.
- Increasing the sound volume on a hearing aid will enable a child with hearing loss to understand what is said.
- Children who wear hearing aids or a CI for their hearing loss do not need an FM unit as well.
- A child who can understand what’s said in small group settings won’t have a problem watching a movie or video without captions. If the film or video has captioning, the child does not need it hooked up to his or her FM system.
- People with hearing loss are dumb, stupid, mute, have intellectual limitations, and are bound to be unsuccessful.
- Children with a hearing loss are born to parents who have a hearing loss and use American Sign Language (ASL).
- People with hearing loss cannot learn other languages.