Some symptoms of hearing loss include: problems hearing in crowds, difficulty with female or children's voices, thinking people mumble, having to ask people to repeat, turning the television up louder than other people do, and family members telling you that you have a hearing problem. If you think you have a hearing loss, ask a family member if they have noticed you having difficulty and schedule a hearing evaluation.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF A LOVED ONE OR I HAVE A HEARING LOSS?
First, have a hearing examination performed by a trained professional. This will help determine the nature and level of your hearing loss and rule out any conditions that might require medical attention. Many hearing losses can be successfully treated with hearing aids, but only one-fourth of those who could benefit from hearing aids actually do so.
HOW DO HEARING AIDS WORK?
Hearing aids help you hear better by receiving and amplifying sound. While there are different types of hearing aid technology, few aspects what we consider are : Type & pattern of audiogram, Extend of hearing loss, Etiology of the problem. All our hearing aids are digital which works on Digital signal processing platform with latest technology microphones, amplifiers & receivers with integrated chipsets.
WHY DO PEOPLE REFUSE HELP FOR HEARING LOSS?
A lot of people do not accept help for hearing loss because hearing loss is wrongly associated with growing older and also most of them try managing with the hearing loss because of the social stigma in wearing a hearing aid. Also many people have heard about other people's negative experience in the past with hearing aids. Hearing aid technology has made drastic improvements over the past few years, hence you get even invisible hearing aids also. Keep in mind that every hearing loss is different and every person has different listening needs. This means that every person will have different expectations and a different experience.
WHAT TYPES OF HEARING AIDS ARE AVAILABLE?
Based on different parameters Audiologist advises the best hearing aid options available. Semi digital & digital hearing aids are two types available with a variety of style options like Behind the ear model, In the canal, Completely in the canal etc.
SHOULD I BUY MORE THAN ONE HEARING AID?
It is always recommended to wear 2 hearing aids for a patient who has been diagnosed with bilateral hearing loss. Using 2 hearing aids definitely helps the patient hear better in terms of clarity, localization, understanding speech in presence of noise etc.
WILL MY HEARING AID AMPLIFY LOUD SOUNDS AND DAMAGE MY HEARING FURTHER?
Your hearing aid will be preset to a safe level of maximum amplification. You may have to re-accustom yourself to loud sounds. All sounds are amplified, although loud sounds are amplified to a lesser degree than softer sounds. Very loud sounds are compressed in a digital hearing aid.
WHY DON'T HEARING AIDS THAT LOOK THE SAME COST THE SAME AMOUNT?
Hearing aid shells look alike, but what's inside can be vastly different. There are different circuits, including those that are digital and semi-digital and hence a cost difference.