Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids Frequently Asked Questions
Imagine this, someone with a hearing problem waits for seven long years before getting their hearing checked. That’s quite a long time. Shockingly, this is the reality for many people, and the main reason behind it is the fear of wearing a hearing aid and looking “old.” In this article, we have compiled a list of our patients’ most frequently asked questions about hearing loss and hearing aids. We aim to provide detailed and informative answers to help you better understand your hearing health. We hope that by reading this blog, you will better understand hearing loss and how hearing aids can improve your quality of life.
How Can I Tell If I Need to Have My Hearing Evaluated?
This is a common question patients have when deciding to see our audiologist, “how bad should my hearing be before I come in?” Some reasonably expected indications are:
• Having difficulty hearing conversations
• Turning the volume up extremely loud while watching videos or listening to music.
• Needing closed captioning when watching TV
• Problems hearing juveniles and high-pitched voices
Can Hearing Aids Be Used as a Treatment for Tinnitus?
Individuals with tinnitus often experience ringing or buzzing in their ears, which can be a source of discomfort and distraction. However, certain hearing aids have the capability to offer relief to tinnitus sufferers. These hearing aids can be programmed with white noise and other sounds, such as ocean waves, that have been shown to provide tinnitus relief. As a result, individuals with tinnitus can experience a reduction in symptoms and an improvement in their overall quality of life.
Can’t I Buy Generic Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids for Less? Why should I buy from an ENT?
It’s essential to buy your hearing aids directly from an ENT, and there are several reasons for it. A customized fit for your hearing aid is paramount for achieving optimum hearing success. You won’t get this level of customization from mail-order or big-box retailers. When it comes to hearing aids, there is no one-size-fits-all solution.
What Can I Anticipate During a Hearing Test?
To begin with, we will have a conversation with you and ask some specific questions about the difficulties you’ve experienced. Then, we will examine your ears, possibly using a video device. After that, you will be given an audiometry test inside a soundproof booth to determine the frequencies you may not be able to hear or have difficulty hearing.
We hope the answers to these frequently asked questions give you the motivation and encouragement to schedule an appointment and visit us today! If you are searching for a new hearing aid, please don’t delay making an appointment with us. We can conduct hearing tests and recommend a suitable hearing aid based on your unique needs and preferences.