Hearing loss is one of the most emerging issues in the world right now!!
There are no age boundaries for developing this condition. And I indeed believe you must have seen many people wearing a device on their ears.
-Yes, like earphones!!!
But those are not earphones. Instead, those are hearing devices used by people who suffer from mild or severe hearing loss.
Deafness, partial deafness, or sudden hearing loss are conditions that disable people from hearing to sudden frequencies of sound.
Researches are still on the go to find the perfect remedy for hearing loss but are still far from achieving the goal!!!
Until now, one of the most effective remedies for deafness has been hearing devices or hearing aids.
Therefore, through this article, I’ll tell you what hearing aids are and what sort of aids you should grab for your hearing loss.
So read till the end to the “ULTIMATE GUIDELINE” of hearing aids!!!!
Hearing Aids: What Is It?
These are small devices that people wear behind their ears. Hearing aids are designed in such a way that they can amplify or make the sounds louder.
Therefore, those who face issues in hearing or communicating can easily use them.
The specialty of these devices is that they can help you hear in both noisy and quiet environments. In this device, you’ll be having three different compartments: a microphone, amplifier, and a speaker.
The microphone captures the sound and converts it into electrical signals, and sends it to the amplifier. The amplifier then boosts up the sound and releases it into the ear through the speaker’s help.
These are the essential functions of a hearing aid device, and these devices don’t cost much either.
How Can It Help?
The primary job of this device is to help you hear sounds so that you can easily communicate with the people around you.
It can be a challenging time for many people, especially those who have severe hearing loss. Just imagine, there was a time when you used to communicate with your friends and family, but now you cannot communicate at all because you are unable to listen to what they are saying.
Painful, isn’t it?
The same thing happens to those who suffer from such conditions.
But these hearing aids can act as a gift to their “soundless lives.” They can hear people speaking, and they also communicate with them.
Before these devices were invented, those who had hearing loss isolated themselves and put them away from environmental communications. That’s because they feel embarrassed to show up in front of the public.
But now, with these hearing devices, they can relive the moments which they thought were lost!!!!
How Will You Know If You Need An Aid?
In this case, you can always go for a check-up with your audiologist as he will help you to carry out a hearing test.
These tests can also be carried out online. The benefits of an online hearing test can be that you don’t have to go to the clinic; instead, you can take the test just by sitting at your home.
But make sure when you are taking these tests, the rooms are pin-drop silence. Otherwise, you won’t be able to take the test correctly, and it will affect your test results. Also, heed in mind to use good quality earphones for these tests.
I’ll suggest you go to the clinic and talk with the audiologist directly as he’ll help you out with this hearing issue!!!! As they are highly professionals, they’ll help you with all the ins and outs regarding this matter!!!
Types of Hearing Aids That You Can Get
There are various types of hearing aids that you’ll find!!!!
These have different features and designs. Each suits another purpose, but one thing that’s common between all these devices is that they will help you hear again.
These hearing aids are made up of hard plastic, and it’s worn behind the outer ear. All electronic compartments stay behind the ear. The tube that’s connected within the hearing aid is put inside the ear. The sound then passes through the line and into your inner ear.
A new version of the device has no sort of outer fits; instead, it’s open-fit, making it look like a “Bluetooth Earphone.” And this new version of the device is also very reliable!!!
These devices are used by people of all ages who suffer from ”mild” hearing loss or partial deafness.
These devices are more high-tech than the behind-the-ear devices. In-the-ear hearing aids are also used by people of all ages and are only applicable for mild deafness.
The hearing aid is directly connected to the outer ear, and in this device, you’ll also find an extra feature that’s the “telecoil.” Telecoils are tiny magnetic coils that help the user to receive the sound through the circulatory instead of the microphone.
This can be very helpful to people, especially when they talk over the phone or are in crowded places.
But it’s highly recommended for adults of all ages but not for young children as the casing of this hearing aid might need to be replaced often as the size of the ear increases.
Canal aids come in two forms; the “in-the-canal” and “completely-in-canal.”
The in-the-canal is designed so that it easily fits the shape and size of a person’s ear. And the completely-in-canal is more advanced as this hearing aid directly fits into the ear canal, keeping it hidden. The best part of this aid (completely in-canal) is that people will not see this device; hence there will be no chance for them to identify whether you are suffering from hearing loss or not.
But the only issue that you might face is adjusting these devices as they are tiny in size. And these devices are not usually suggested for young children.
Moreover, this device should only be used for mild or moderate hearing loss and only when your audiologist will recommend it!!!
I hope this article will now give you the complete guide to hearing aid devices!!!