Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. What is a hearing aid?
A hearing aid is an electronic medical device that amplifies the sound for the person to hear better when placed in or behind the ear.
2. Can hearing aids improve my hearing?
Wearing a pair of hearing aids can help you improve your hearing, it also enhances the quality of life and mental health.
3. Does hearing aids need regular maintenance?
Yes,hearing aids require regular maintenance.
* Keep them away from heat,moisture and dust
* Replace batteries or charge them at regular intervals
* Keep them free from earwax
4. How long do hearing aids last?
A sound investment that lasts from three to five years
5. How do I know that I am suffering from hearing loss?
Signs and symptoms of hearing loss may include:
* Muffling of speech and other sounds
* Difficulty in understanding words, especially against background noise or in a crowded environment
* Trouble hearing consonants
* Frequently asking others to speak more slowly, clearly and loudly
* Needing to turn up the volume of the television or radio
* Withdrawal from conversations
* Avoiding social gatherings
* Ringing in the ears
6. What are the most common causes of hearing loss?
* Excessive noise exposure
* Viral infections (such as measles or mumps)
* Ototoxic drugs (medications that damage hearing)
* High fever or elevated body temperature
* Ménière's disease (a disorder of the inner ear that can affect hearing and balance)
* Acoustic tumors
7. Are there hearing aids for single-sided hearing loss?
Yes there are hearing aids for single sided hearing loss
8. Benefits of hearing aid for a single sided hearing loss
The benefits of of hearing aid for a single sided hearing loss are as follows:
* Clearer and easier conversations with precise speech audibility and accurate speech detection in difficult listening situations
* Better understanding of speech in noise
* Wind, noise, whistling and feedback management for optimal speech accuracy
* Simultaneous processing of multiple sounds for a comprehensive listening experience that makes speech crisp and clear while keeping ambient noise natural
* Improved phone conversations with ear-to-ear streaming
9. Who treats hearing loss?
A team of doctors including an audiologist and an ENT specialist