Frequently Asked Questions About
1. Do people often ask you to repeat what you are saying?
2. Do you have trouble following conversations especially with more than two people?
3. Do you have difficulty hearing what is said when you are not facing the person speaking?
4. Does it sound like other people are often mumbling or slurring their words?
5. Do you struggle to hear in crowded places like restaurants, malls, meeting rooms or other places where there are lots of people?
6. Do you have a hard time hearing women or children?
7. Do you prefer to listen to the TV or the radio louder than other people do?
8. Do you experience ringing or buzzing in your ears?
1. Sensorineural: This is the most common and occurs when the inner ear nerves and associate hair cells are damaged and do no transmit auditory signals to the brain properly. This type of hearing loss can be treated with hearing aids.
2. Conductive: This is typically due to obstructions in the ear and can usually be treated medically or surgically.
3. Mixed: As the name suggestions, this is a combination of sensorineural and conductive hearing loss.
Hearing Aid Dispensers are trained in in the fitting and dispensing of hearing aids. Hearing aid specialists are often license and board-certified to test for hearing loss and to fit those with hearing loss for hearing aids.
Otolaryngologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose, throat, head and neck disorders. They are also referred to as ENT (ear, nose and throat) doctors.
Like many other high-tech devices (TVs, phones, computers), hearing aids have experienced a major technological revolution in the past decade and especially in the last few years.
The best of today’s hearing aids are designed to virtually eliminate feedback; make listening in noisy environments easier and more comfortable; stream stereo sound from TVs and radios directly to the hearing aid itself; let you talk on your phone hands-free; and much more. All in instruments that are smaller (in some cases, invisible) and more comfortable and powerful than ever before.