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So It’s Time For Hearing Aids
Modern Technology In Hearing Devices
You have been told that you or a loved one has hearing loss. If there are not any underlying medical conditions that require medical treatment, an Audiologist is The Key Professional to assess the individual’s specific needs and capabilities. When hearing aids are recommended, preconceived notions about them often prevent people from getting the help they need, sometimes for years! Bringing a family member or a friend with you to your consultation can help you remember the information discussed and with decision making. Read all the materials given to you. Ask others who are pleased with their devices about what is working for them.
Hearing aids are an investment. You will wear these devices daily. They should become a part of your routine. Your Audiologist will teach you how to use and care for them. Success comes when you fully participate in your care. If the hearing impaired person cannot fully participate, a family member or caregiver is essential for this process to succeed.
Maintenance is essential for properly functioning hearing aids. Daily cleaning should consist of brushing the aids and removing wax. You may need to change domes or filters on a schedule. Using fresh batteries and keeping the aids away from heat, moisture, debris and chemicals is essential. Periodically, the aids should be readjusted to meet your current hearing needs.
Many conditions, illnesses, noise, and aging may contribute to hearing loss. Some factors we can control; others we cannot. Research supports the knowledge that untreated hearing loss can lead to further deterioration of word understanding ability. It is best to address the hearing loss when it is diagnosed and hearing aids are recommended. An Audiologist goes beyond helping people acquire hearing aids, but educates and guides the patient to maximize the performance of their device with the residual hearing that remains, thus improving the quality of life of the patient and their loved ones.
Good communication is vital to interacting with those around us. It is important in family and social gatherings. Asking others to repeat themselves or turn the TV up can make family visits taxing. Misunderstanding instructions from your doctor can be dangerous.
The first step toward better hearing begins with an evaluations by an Audiologist. A hearing test will determine your hearing needs and your word understanding abilitiy. A plan of action can be recommended which often includes hearing aids.
Today’s hearing aids work better with phones. They have wireless capabilities that allow you to use the phone or cell phone hands free, and receive the TV signal directly into the hearing aid through a streamer. Many people feel the devices are even easier to use than they expected.
Do not base the value solely on the costs. The benefits that hearing aids provide to your lifestyle along with improved technology and comfort add value to your investment. Expect the cost to range from just over $1000 to $3000 per aid.
Hearing aids, today, are generally programmable and reprogrammed after each hearing test every year or two. Most people replace their aids in 3 to 5 years. A monthly cost comparison would be that of the cost of cable TV/internet. For those with limited resources, community, state and federal programs are available, such as the VA and United Way.
Experience the wonderful, improved technology and support that is available, and join the conversations around you again!