Hearing aids are small, lightweight electronic devices which, depending on the style, sit in either inside or outside your ear. Their principal role is to naturally and comfortably enhance speech.
Hearing aids have a sound pick-up microphone, an amplifier to make it louder, and a receiver to deliver the signal into the ear canal. Microphones transmit sound to a computer chip in modern digital aids, which change the volume and amplify the sound frequencies needed to help improve your hearing.
Once the hair cells are damaged in your inner ear, there's no way to heal them. Yet hearing aids can significantly boost your listening abilities by making sounds louder and easier to understand.
Hearing aids are not the same as personal sound amplifier products (PSAPs) that are primarily used for the hearing of other sounds in quiet environments. Although similar, PSAPs don't replace hearing aids and are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat hearing loss.
Hearing aid styles
The best hearing aid for you depends on many factors, including your hearing loss level and extent, lifestyle, and physical ability. The sheer number of options can be overwhelming, so we've listed some of the most common types for you to consider.
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Although it can be challenging to recognize the need for hearing aids, going without them raises the risk for a host of social and medical issues, including loneliness, cognitive decline, and depression. And studies have shown high satisfaction rates when treating hearing loss with hearing aids. With the advent of cutting edge technology and improved fitting techniques, there has never been a better time to wear a hearing aid. Contact us today to learn more!