We are here to answer your questions about hearing loss and hearing aids.
Even though hearing is one of our most important senses, most people don’t know very much about it. That extends to how well people understand hearing aids as well. We want to make sure you are educated on hearing aids and hearing loss so you can make decisions about your own hearing treatment. We’ve gathered some frequently asked questions and answers to help you understand what you can expect from your hearing aids and how you can get the most out of them. If you have any additional questions, or would just like to talk, please contact us today.
Commonly Asked Questions
It’s important to treat hearing loss sooner rather than later in order to prevent the risk of losing the ability to understand sounds. If you go a long time without hearing certain sounds, your brain may stop being able to process what those sounds are. This can make understanding speech a challenge even if you do eventually get hearing aids and manage your hearing loss. Even if you don’t believe you are missing many sounds, you should still try a pair of demo hearing aids in our office to see if you can notice a difference.
Although there is no cure for tinnitus, we do have hearing aids that have a masking feature to help alleviate your symptoms. These hearing aids play soothing sounds to provide you with relief and distract your brain from the ringing in your ears. Talk to us today about how hearing aids can help you manage your tinnitus and help you hear your best again.
Although hearing aids will greatly improve your ability to hear and process sounds, they will not restore your hearing back to what it was before you had hearing loss. Hearing loss is permanent, but hearing aids can slow down the rate at which your hearing worsens. They will also provide your brain with the proper stimulation it needs to remain active and healthy, preventing any loss of speech comprehension. It’s important to manage your hearing loss with hearing aids at the first signs in order to continue hearing and to prevent any further deterioration.
You might think that hearing aids are nothing more than amplification devices, but they do more than just turn up the volume. There are several components to a hearing aid: a microphone, the programmable computer chip, an amplifier, and a speaker. The microphone picks up sound, which then is sent to the “brain” of your hearing aid to be processed. Then the sound is sent to the amplifier, which makes it louder before transmitting it through the speaker into your inner ear.
Hearing aids aren’t just sound amplifiers. They’re miniature computers with complex processing that help you hear and understand the world around you. Hearing aids have a lot of power in them and can help you hear clearly, and with clarity. Hearing aids will also last you for years if they are properly cared for, making them a good investment for staying connected and getting more out of life for years to come.
There will be an adjustment period when you first start wearing hearing aids. The adjustment period is different for everyone. Some people may only take a couple weeks to adjust while others may take a few months. It depends on how long your hearing loss has gone untreated and how often you wear your hearing aids. The more often you wear your devices then the sooner your ears and brain will adjust to hearing and processing sounds again. It’s important to remain patient though and continue to wear your hearing aids every day.
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