A hearing impairment can be devastating to anyone and it is just as devastating for those that have been able to hear all their lives and then slowly over time they begin to lose their natural hearing. All seniors are not prone to hearing loss and this isn’t what is being talked about here. With that being said, there are many seniors over the age of 65 that are struggling with some type of hearing loss and because of this they are in need of some type of hearing device. The question is what type of hearing aid is going to work and if it does work, will it work right?
Hearing aids are very important when it comes to helping people hear things they otherwise couldn’t because of their hearing impairment. But there are a wide variety of hearing aids on the market and it makes it very difficult for e person to choose the one that will work the best for their current situation. Before getting to far ahead, there are some things a person looking for a hearing aid should know while on the hunt for hearing aids. These steps are designed to guide you through the process so you don’t make a mistake and get something you can’t use. Regardless of your age you’ll need to:
Visit a local Perth Audiologist
This is something that is overlooked by many people, seniors included. You might be surprised but people will actually go out and try and buy a hearing device without knowing how much hearing loss they me be struggling with. The other more important thing you’ll want to know is whether or not your condition is correctable. Issues that are sometimes correctable are ear wax build up, a tumor, and or an infection. Some of these can be corrected and an audiologist will find this out and help you during the process.
An audiologist will also take all the guesswork out and provide you with some concrete information about your hearing so you can get the right hearing aid that will work for your situation if this is what has been prescribed. If a hearing aid has been prescribed, this information will be very beneficial.
Talk with a Perth Audiologist about all the different Hearing Aids
This is something you may not be aware of because many people aren’t. An audiologist is versed on all the latest technologies and almost all the hearing aids that are on the market. If there is something out there that can help you, the audiologist will know what it is and how it will help. But before allowing the audiologist to recommend a hearing device, have them explain to you all the different devices that are available and why the one they have chosen will work the best.
Find out “How Hearing Aids Help” Perth Customers
A hearing aid assists in amplifying sound and delivering it to your ear allowing you to hear sounds you otherwise wouldn’t. Hearing aids are available in analog and digital and each of these will function very differently from each other aside from them both amplifying sound and delivering it to the ear, but this is where it ends. Analog hearing aids provide volume adjustment only for the end user. Tone, treble, bass, and noise reduction can be adjusted but this has to be done by a professional.
Digital hearing aids are completely programmable and most of this can be done by the user without the help of a professional. The adjustments are limitless because with digital, you can manipulate the sound in any way you desire. Many of these devices have multiple programming modes which makes them very desirable to seniors as well as younger people all around the world.
Now that you understand some of the steps involved in making a decision about hearing aids, you will probably find that the last step is more beneficial and informational. Talking with the audiologist will help you become very enlightened when it comes to what hearing aids are, what they do, and how they can help you. If you are a senior and you’ve been looking for the right hearing aid for your specific situation, get checked, talk with your local Perth audiologist, and find out as much as you can about hearing aids before making your decision.
Vivid Hearing is a Perth based Audiologist / Hearing Centre offering audiology services and hearing aids.
- Hearing Aids
- Hearing Test
- Workcover / Worksafe hearing tests
- Custom made ear plugs (Moulded ear plugs)
An independent centre supplying various brands of hearing aid brands including Widex, ReSound and Oticon.