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Commonly Asked Questions Regarding Hearing Aids

Hearing Aid QuestionsHave questions about hearing aids? We have answers!

If you’re considering getting a hearing aid, you may have questions. Fortunately, you can rely on the professionals from Better Hearing Aid Service to provide you with the information you need to move forward with the decision to correct your hearing and also help you select the right hearing aid for your needs. Here are the answers to some commonly asked questions about hearing aids that you might be interested in as a starting point.

Can hearing aids correct all types of hearing loss?

Hearing aids can correct hearing loss in about 95 percent of cases. While hearing aids will not restore absolutely perfect hearing, they can improve your ability to hear the full range of tones and sounds and understand speech. If you have been told you have nerve deafness, don’t be discouraged. It is highly likely that hearing aids will be able to help.

I have a minor hearing problem. Do I really need a hearing aid?

You should get a hearing aid as soon as you notice even minor levels of hearing loss. People who do not correct their hearing loss early may develop a condition called “auditory deprivation.” This condition can result in the permanent inability to hear the full range of sound, because the areas of the brain that process certain sounds are not receiving sufficient stimulation.

I can hear okay, but I can’t always understand people speaking. Will hearing aids help?

Yes, today’s generation of hearing aids are packed with special features enabling them to not only amplify sound, but also distinguish speech and other sounds you want to hear from background noises you may not want to hear. A hearing aid can help distinguish the particular frequencies in speech and compensate for lost sensitivities in hearing those frequencies, enabling you to hear and understand speech better.

What if my hearing gets worse after I buy my hearing aid?

Many hearing aids come with adjustable circuitry, allowing people with changing hearing loss to continue using the same device even as their hearing worsens.

Won’t hearing aids make me look old?

Hearing aids are not just for old people! That being said, you still may not want to advertise the fact that you have hearing loss. If privacy or aesthetics is a concern for you, consider getting a completely in the ear canal or invisible hearing aid. These types of hearing aids are very hard for a casual observer to detect, so you don’t have to worry about feeling self-conscious about your hearing aids.