Imagine what your life would be like if you are deaf. Completely deaf. What would you be missing out on? A lot; conversations, music, laughter, the list goes on. Now, imagine your life without good hearing. You will still be missing out on a lot. Maybe almost as much as if you are deaf. A hearing aid can help you hear more in both quiet and noisy situations. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) found that only about one out of five people who would benefit from a hearing aid actually uses one. So, do hearing aids really help? The answer is yes, if you buy them and wear them and keep wearing them.
How hearing aids help you
Hearing aids are primarily useful for improving your hearing and speech comprehension if you have hearing loss. Hearing loss results from damage to the small sensory cells in the inner ear, called hair cells. A hearing aid magnifies sound vibrations entering the ear. Surviving hair cells detect the larger vibrations and convert them into neural signals that are passed along to the brain. The greater the damage to these hair cells, the more severe your hearing loss, and the greater the hearing aid amplification needed to make up the difference. A hearing aid helps do this.
Asking the right questions
- What features would be most useful to me?
- What is the total cost of the hearing aid(s)?
- Do the benefits of newer technologies outweigh the higher costs?
- Is there a trial period to test the hearing aids?
- How long is the warranty?
- Can a Clarisound audiologist make adjustments and provide servicing and minor repairs?
- What other assistance does the Clarisound audiologist provide?
Hearing aids create happiness
Happiness is a problem. Finding happiness is as simple as finding solutions for your problems. If one of the problems you are currently facing is hearing loss then finding, fitting and wearing a hearing aid is a good solution. Hearing aids then create happiness for you, your family and friends.
A hearing aid will not restore your normal hearing. However, with practice, a hearing aid will increase your awareness of sounds and their sources to a natural level. You will need to wear your hearing aid regularly, and maintain it properly, so select a hearing that is convenient and easy for you to use. Do this by asking the right questions to us at Clarisound.