Living with a Hearing Aid

There are numerous state-of-the-art hearing aids available with different styles, features and cosmetic solutions that can greatly enhance your daily life without hindering your individual lifestyle.

But all hearing aids have certain characteristics in common. They are made to selectively increase the volume of the sounds you want to hear. They can make soft sounds audible while at the same time making moderate or loud sounds comfortable, thus providing relief in both noisy and quiet situations. No hearing instrument can solve every hearing problem or restore normal hearing, but they are designed to provide amplification so that you can hear and understand better.

A hearing aid is basically a miniature amplification system with the following components:

  • A microphone
  • An amplifier (most employ digital signal processing)
  • A miniature loudspeaker called a receiver
  • Either a custom formed ear mold made from acrylic or silicon, or individual shell for custom hearing
  • A battery

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Why do we wear hearing aids?

Hearing aids can help you listen to ordinary and usual sound like the phone ringing and make it easier to follow conversations. Your esteem in talking to people should be enhanced as well as daily or social occasions ought to less of a struggle. You will also appreciate listening to music, the television as well as radio once again. In the event that you have tinnitus, you will find that aids disturb you less while wearing assistive hearing devices. When your hearing problem is in both ears you can also use a pair of hearing aids. There are people who think that hearing aids can make your own hearing ability ‘lazy’. This is not correct – assistive hearing aids will not make your hearing even worse. However, they will not necessarily make sounds completely clear so you may still find it hard to comprehend what people say in noisy areas.