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Use of Hearing Devices

Some individuals with hearing impairment benefit from use of assistive listening devices such as personal assistive listening devices, hearing aids, and cochlear implants.  Others are not candidates for use of these types of assistive technology or choose not to use them for personal or cultural reasons. When these types of devices are used, adaptors or accessories may be needed for the individual to gain the full benefit of their devices in the workplace. Some individuals with hearing loss may need to use hearing devices, such as aids, amplifiers and cochlear implants.


Medical professionals with hearing loss may find it difficult to use a standard stethoscope. The following resources offer amplified stethoscope products for individuals who are hard of hearing, who cannot place ear tips in the ears due to ear deformity or hearing aid use, or for individuals who work in noisy environments and need amplification or noise attenuation.