Hearing aid- Do they really work?
If you have a hearing aid and you think it isn’t working efficiently then you are probably wrong. Hearing aids are not like glasses. You can’t just wear them on and hear like before. The brand of the hearing aid has no role to play in its efficiency. How you wear them and how your brain adapts to it plays an important role.
It is very important to understand that a hearing aid will only help but will not restore normal hearing. Some people think if they shift to a more expensive hearing aid that will address the issue. But, that isn’t the case here.
Causes of hearing loss: There are several reasons for hearing impairment. This is the reason why you will have to immediately consult an ENT (ear, nose, throat) specialist to find the cause of hearing loss. Some of the causes include:
- Ear wax
- Ear infection
- Dying of hair cells in the ear canal
Once you find out that the hearing loss is permanent and cannot be treated then you can opt for hearing aids.
Hearing loss treatment:
The hearing loss treatment involves few steps. That includes:
- Have it diagnosed to find the cause of hearing loss
- Getting your hearing tested
- Get a right hearing aid
- Get your hearing aid fitted properly
- Practice using it
- Have regular follow-ups with your doctor.
What are hearing aids?
Hearing aids are sound amplifying devices which help with hearing impairment. The hearing aid consists of a microphone, amplifier circuit, miniature loudspeaker and the batteries. The hearing aids differ by:
- ¨ Design
- ¨ Special features
- ¨ Technology used to amplify signals
The four different types of hearing aids used are:
- Behind-the-ear (BTE) aids
- Mini BTE or on-the-ear aids
- In-the-ear (ITE) aids
- In-the-canal (ITC) aids
- Completely-in-the-canal(CTC) aids
Do they really work?
The hearing loss can be divided into 2 categories:
Volume relates to how loud or soft a sound is whereas clarity explains how well you process the sound. There is always a misconception that louder the volume, the clearer it is. But this is not the case always.
Hearing aids help with both volume and clarity. It helps in loudness by providing an increase in sound level at pitches or frequencies in turn providing clarity.
Hearing aids work better if you have a hearing loss. If you have a hearing impairment then immediately get a hearing test. The faster you detect, the simpler will the treatment.
What’s your contribution?
Only the self-motivated people will try ways and means to test and adapt the hearing aid to different situations. They trying adapting to various situations like parties, restaurants, theaters, in front of TV, etc.
There are many social groups and non-governmental organizations reaching out to people to help them cope with their hearing aids. At the time, you feel like seeking a medical help or advice from the healthcare professional you are free to contact our doctors on www.freedoctorhelpline.com or just simply call us at +918010555444. We are even ready to show a free demonstration for you.