Hearing loss

Also known as: Hearing impairment
Hearing loss is a sudden or gradual decrease in how well you can hear. Depending on the cause, it can range from mild to severe and can be reversible, temporary, or permanent. Hearing loss is also known as hearing impairment, which includes being born without hearing (congenital hearing loss).
After illness, injury or disability, people in our community turn to Providence Rehabilitation Services for help in regaining strength and independence. Last year, Providence Rehabilitation served more than 45,000 adults and children.

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  • How much noise is too much?

    Patti Pieper, D. Au., of Providence Neurodevelopmental Center for Children, discusses some of the things that can cause hearing loss over time and what to do to prevent hearing loss.

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  • How to protect your child's hearing

    Patti Pieper, D. Au., of Providence Neurodevelopmental Center for Children, was a featured guest on KPTV’s Good Day Oregon  to talk about National Protect Your Hearing Month.

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