Is It Time For Hearing Aids?
Hearing loss can have a big impact on your life, from your work to your relationships and emotional well-being. Individuals with moderate to severe hearing loss are up to 5 times as likely to develop dementia. Wearing hearing aids keeps the brain stimulated so there is less chance of dementia. Your ease of adapting to hearing aids decreases over
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Hearing Aid FAQ
Will a hearing aid help me?
If you have an aidable hearing loss, meaning you have some hearing left to work with then the answer is yes. We will test to see how clear speech will be while wearing a hearing aid. How much it will help will depend on a whole host of factors including:
- How long you waited to do something about your problem.
- How you lost your hearing.
- Your overall health.
Could my hearing just be normal for my age?
Your hearing is either in the range of “normal” or it isn’t. Although a significant number of people will lose their hearing as a result of aging. Your age has nothing to do with whether or not your hearing is “normal”.
Do I need two hearing aids?
If you have a problem hearing in both ears (and that’s the rule
Should I wait to get hearing aids?
The longer you wait to get help, the longer it will take your brain once you do decide to address the problem to re-learn how to process sounds. It will also take time for your brain to re-learn how to separate the speech from the noise. More importantly, while you’re waiting to fix your hearing problem you’re missing out on life.
Brands We Carry
- Unitron Hearing
What’s New in Hearing Aids
Reasons to Consider Rechargeable Hearing Aids
Hearing aid technology like most technology goes through stages of evolution. The most recent technological advance has been to the category of rechargeable hearing aids. Technology has advanced to the point where a rechargeable hearing aid can now hold a charge for days.
Ease of Use
Rechargeable hearing aids are particularly useful if you have decreased dexterity or health issues that make handling small objects difficult. Place the hearing aid in the charger at night and in the morning it will be fully charged
Rechargeable batteries are better for the environment. You may only need to replace the batteries once over a 3 –
The cost to replace your
Tips on Choosing a Hearing Aid
What are your hearing needs?
First, you’ll need to have an hearing specialist assess your hearing loss. Severity is measured in degrees, based upon your hearing loss range in decibels. It ranges from normal (-10 to 15 dB) to profound (91+ dB), with a total of seven different degrees.
Equally important is the frequency of your hearing loss. Conductive hearing loss resulting from damage to the outer or middle ear affects low frequency sounds, while sensorineural hearing loss, in which damage occurs to the inner ear, results in a loss of high frequency sounds.
You’ll need to choose a hearing aid that targets the frequencies you have trouble comprehending.
What are your lifestyle needs?
Functionality is an important consideration. With so many available features, you’ll need to decide which ones matter most to you. Popular features include:
- Feedback suppression.
- Digital noise reduction.
- Wax guards.
- Automatic volume control.
- Bluetooth® connectivity.
Extra features cost money, so speak with your hearing aid specialist to get an idea about the pros and cons of these features.
You’ll also have to take into account your lifestyle needs. Whether you enjoy quiet, intimate gatherings with a few close friends or an active outdoors lifestyle that includes a lot of background noise, there is a hearing aid designed specifically for your activity level.
What is your cosmetic preference?
Cosmetic preference is a key factor in choosing a hearing aid. Since you’ll be wearing it every day, it’s got to not only feel good but appeal to your confidence.
Hearing aids are available in a variety of sizes and styles, some visible while others are implanted deep within the ear canal, rendering them virtually undetectable. Many are custom-molded to fit each individual’s ears.
What is your budget?
Finally, there is a cost. Price will be a factor, but be sure to consider your specific hearing needs when making this decision.
Investing in a low-cost hearing aid that is ineffective is a waste of money; conversely, you don’t want to overspend on features that won’t benefit you. Your hearing aid specialist can offer suggestions that will point you in the right direction.
Hearing Aid Travel Tips
Pack Extra Batteries
Make sure to pack enough to last you the whole trip. Avoid moisture and exposure to extreme temperatures.
Use a Dehumidifier
These machines remove moisture from your devices while you sleep limiting long-term damage from moisture.
Bring a Waterproof Case
Water is your hearing aids’ number one enemy, so keeping them safe and dry should be a top priority.
What Not to Pack
Always pack your hearing aids, parts and batteries in your carry-on luggage to avoid losing or damaging any pieces.
Your Cleaning Routine
Daily cleanings are vital to keeping your hearing aids working their best, even more so when you are traveling.
Use the Waterproof Case
Put your hearing aids wherever it is convenient before bed. Put them in the case, every night.
Follow Up & Care
Our exceptional, friendly staff is one of our greatest assets, and we are proud of their long time association with our office. Each of our staff members is motivated to achieve the best results for our patients in a calming and comfortable setting.
Every so often your hearing aid may need to be repaired. When possible, we offer same day repairs.
Cleaning & Service
Regular maintenance can help keep your hearing aids in great working condition.
Hearing Aid Batteries
Many hearing aids use disposable zinc-air batteries that are color- and number-coded for easy replacement. The type of battery needed depends on the style and size of your hearing aids and
Schedule your hearing evaluation today.
Rochester, NY 14626