How Hearing Aids Can Help You

January 13, 2017

Suffering from hearing loss may have a big impact on your life – from your family, work, to your relationships and emotional well-being. For many people, hearing aids have greatly helped them, especially if you choose the rights ones and get help adjusting to them by hearing care professionals.

  • A hearing aid is an electronic device designed to improve your hearing. Small enough to wear in or behind your ear, or what we so called "virtually invisible", hearing aids make some sounds louder, improving hearing and speech understanding. They will help you hear better when it's quiet and when it's noisy.
  • Hearing Aids are most commonly used for people with hearing loss caused by damaged to the inner ear or auditory nerve (called sensorineural hearing loss) from:
    • Disease
    • Aging
    • Injury caused by noise or medications
  • When hearing loss is due to problems with the ear canal, eardrum, or middle ear, that is of what we called a conductive hearing loss. Most conductive hearing loss can be improved or corrected with surgery or other medical help. People may choose not to manage their conductive hearing loss with medicine or surgery. If the person has an open ear canal and a relatively normal.
  • Some people are born without an external ear or ear canal, which prevents use of a conventional hearing aids. These patients may be able to use a bone conduction hearing aids instead of a conventional device.
  • If you do not already know an Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) doctor, ask your primary care doctor to send you to one so your hearing loss can be evaluated and treated. You may also book an appointment with our hearing care professionals that will undertake the tests to determine the type and degree of your hearing loss.
  • Please avoid mail-order hearing aids, which often do not fit well and do not improve hearing enough.
  • "Hearing Aids are not as simple as your everyday reading glasses, they must be fitted well in order for you to obtain the best out of them".