Why you need to wear a Hearing Aid

Why you need to wear a Hearing Aid

 

Earlier this week, a friend told you she was calling your name at the supermarket but you never heard her. And just this morning, your son was complaining that you no longer listen to him every time he has something to say. If these issues have been going on for quite some time, it may mean you have a hearing problem.

 

Losing your hearing is often quite subtle, you lose it bit by bit over a period of time. It could be because of aging or it could also be because you’re often exposed to loud noises (for example, your job requires you to work in an environment with hazardous noise levels).

 

Here are some of the tell-tale signs of hearing loss:

 

  • You’re speaking loudly without realizing it.
  • You need to increase the volume of your TV or stereo when listening.
  • You often ask people to repeat what they said because you couldn’t hear them.
  • Your left ear (right ear) works better than the other.
  • You can’t hear some subtle sounds.

 

If you notice any of these signs, it may be time to see an audiologist or an ENT specialist. This professional is trained to dispense hearing aid prescription. They will first conduct a hearing test on you to assess your level of hearing loss. They will also fit you with several different brands and models of hearing aids so they can find one that will fit you properly.

 

For some people whose insurance does not cover hearing aids, they may be convinced to buy non-prescription hearing aids. They’re more affordable and you don’t need to pay the services of an audiologist. However, the problem with using these devices is that they may not be suitable for your particular problem. So as a result, you will only be partially benefitting from the hearing aid and you still won’t be able to restore your hearing completely.

 

It’s highly recommended that you see an audiologist if you need a hearing aid. They can prescribe you the best hearing aid for you and while it may cost more than over the counter hearing devices, they will do more than help you hear the sounds in your environment – they will help bring back your hearing, and you can hear as well as you did before.

 

Make sure to tell your audiologist which particular hearing device you liked after testing several options. After all, you are bound to be wearing it for the rest of your life. The hearing aid should be able to accurately amplify sounds, filter out background noise, let you talk on the phone comfortably, and enable you to adjust the volume and tone controls with ease. These things may cost you a bit of money but they are certainly worth it.

 

Source:

HK Hearing & Speech Centre

Specialist of Hearing test & assessment,

and Hearing Aid Prescription

http://www.hkhearingspeech.com

 

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