A hearing loss diagnosis can be overwhelming. Fortunately, many types of hearing loss can be helped with hearing aids. Treating a hearing loss can help restore your sense of independence, improve communication, keep you safe and even help to protect your brain. The benefits of treatment are truly worth it.
Hearing aids can dramatically help many people with a hearing loss, yet many adults still do not use them. In fact, the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) estimates that almost 29 million adults in the United States could benefit from wearing hearing aids. Of these, less than 16% have ever used the devices.
If you have had a recent hearing loss diagnosis and are new to hearing aids, you may have a lot of questions! To help in your new adjustment, we’re covering the most commonly asked questions about hearing aids.
According to the NIDCD, 37.5 million adults in the United States report some degree of hearing impairment. To put that into perspective, that’s roughly 15% of all American adults over the age of 18. Hearing loss is more common than you may realize.
Hearing aids are basically tiny computers. There are many types of hearing aids available on the market today, including hearing aids that sit in your ear canal. They work by amplifying sound in your environment, improving your hearing ability. They have three main components: a microphone, an amplifier and a speaker. The hearing aids of today are far smaller and more powerful than those of even just a decade ago.
The ideal hearing aid for you will depend on a number of factors. Your lifestyle, your type of hearing loss and your preferences are all taken into account. At Come Hear Greenville Hearing Center, our hearing care professionals provide a hearing solution tailored to you.
Adjusting to a hearing aid can take some time. Some people adjust very quickly, others less so. Just like when you first wear a pair of glasses, the key is consistency and gradually building up the length of time you wear your devices. Your hearing care professional can provide tips to adjust to new hearing aids.
If you take proper care of your hearing aid and with regular maintenance, the devices can last up to 5 years.
Keeping your hearing aids clean will help keep them in top working order. Your hearing aids are an important investment, so it’s important to maintain them appropriately. Click here for our tips on cleaning your hearing aids.
A hearing assessment is the first step in determining if you need hearing aids. A hearing assessment is painless and quick. The hearing care professionals at Come Hear Hearing Center begin with a conversation to address your concerns and medical history. Learn more about what to expect at a hearing assessment here.
At Come Hear Hearing Center, our hearing solutions are tailored to your lifestyle. We understand the importance of finding the right hearing aid for you, and we’re not happy until you’re happy! If you’ve had a recent hearing loss diagnosis and would like to explore hearing aid options, please get in touch today. Call us on (212) 786-5741 or click here to request an appointment online.