Hearing loss is a very common issue in people of all ages but it is something that you do not necessarily have to live with. Hearing loss is when your ability to hear is reduced, and this may have been noticed by having to turn the sound up on the television or not being able to fully catch what people are saying. It makes speech and other sounds a little trickier to grasp.
The causes of hearing loss may differ for different people. Often it is due to damage within the inner ear, and may be precipitated by age factors or due to exposure to loud noises. It is a wear and tear on the ear that gradually reduces the hairs or nerve cells in the cochlea which ultimately send the signals to your brain. Hearing tests should certainly be a part of your health checks and are recommended from the age of 18 up until 50, often every three to five years. It’s best to be checked over by a professional as hearing loss can be a gradual process and could be picked up and assessed easier by a professional.
What can I do about it?
There is a lot you can do to improve your hearing. The first step is being diagnosed with a hearing issue, which will be conducted in a series of simple and easy tests to determine how your hearing is being affected. You may want to opt for a hearing aid specialist, or sometimes referred to as a hearing instrument specialist.
They are professionals who can evaluate the issue as well as being able to help you choose the very best type of hearing aid for you. A hearing aid specialist will be able to chat to you in depth about the likely ways to go forward as well as answer any questions you may have about a hearing aid. This is the first step in tackling your hearing loss, easily and effectively.
What is a hearing aid and how will it help me?
Your hearing aid specialist may decide that a hearing aid is the best way for you to move forward to be able to pick up all the sounds you have been missing out on. A hearing aid is a small electronic device that you wear in or behind your ear; it is a non-invasive type of device and many today are also so small that they are not even noticeable. Its job is to emphasize sounds transmitted so you can hear better, which allows you to both listen and communicate more efficiently.
Hearing aids work in both quieter and louder situations, which make it a great choice for someone with hearing loss. Hearing aids come in two different forms, analog hearing aids and digital hearing aids. Both achieved the same thing but in slightly different ways. Analog hearing aids convert sound waves into electrical signals which makes them louder. Digital hearing aids convert sound waves into numerical codes, and amplifies them. Both are effective, but your hearing aid specialist will talk you through which is best and how to use your hearing aid to the best of its abilities.
Are hearing aids comfortable to wear?
Yes, you should not have any issue with wearing your hearing aid and should snugly fit, which your hearing aid specialist will assist with. If they fit correctly, you should find that they will be perfect to wear day-to-day without any type of issue. you may be aware of your hearing aid but it will not inhibit you, only assist you to hear things crisper and clearer.
Once you have your hearing aid setup, it will take a small amount of time to adjust to your hearing aid. You are going to notice the change from the instant you place the hearing aid in your ear, but over time you will learn to become accustomed to it, your hearing aid professional will give you relevant information on this. Hearing aids do not and will not damage your ears further, they are a solution to hearing loss that have been used and proven beneficial for many years. The future is bright, be sure that you are hearing the world clearly.
For more information on hearing aids please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Learn more about Nu-Life Hearing Centre by calling 905-697-3838 today. Start enjoying the gift of hearing once again.