As proven to you and hopefully to the rest of society, a person with a hearing dissability is just that - a PERSON. The hearing dissabilty does not mean that, that person is now mentallly unable to function as you and me!
You do not mention if your friend wears hearing aids or not and if your friend communicates by talking or sighning and how old your friend is. Has the condition existed since childhood or only recently?
There are many factors to take into concideration. There are definitely a lot of medical advances today i.e the cochlear implant , and also advances in technolgy to make the latest digital hearing aids very sophisticated to help with speech understanding in noisy surroundings.
I would advise that she consults her hearing care professional or Ear, Nose and Throat specialist to determine what can be done for her.
please contact me if you need any further info on audiologists or ent specialists in your area. My e-mail is in the biography section.
Thank you and keep up the great friendship.
Chantél Booysen - Audiologist
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