Once you have been diagnosed with hearing loss, you may have been told by an audiologist that you are a good candidate for a hearing aid. A hearing instrument specialist will talk you through the best type of hearing aid for you. A hearing aid will be beneficial for your everyday life and to allow your sound quality to be massively improved.

However, once you have your hearing aid, you may be curious as to whether hearing aids will completely restore hearing or if you will only have just a mild improvement. Hearing loss is a very common problem that affects millions of people, whether that is through age or damage caused by noise exposure, hearing aids are the best solution.

Wearing a hearing aid will give you a much better overall sound level which will improve your hearing. It cannot restore normal hearing, but it will help you to increase awareness of sounds around you, including things such as talking and television. 

How can I get the most out of my hearing aid?

Wearing a hearing aid more often will really improve your awareness of sound and allow you to quickly appreciate what it can do. Wearing it often is convenient and easy and it will give you time to adapt to it as well as being able to process sounds easier. A hearing aid is not a cure for hearing loss, but it is something that will greatly improve your life

Hearing aids are a type of treatment for hearing loss, and whilst they are a choice for many, they are highly recommended to ensure you can continue life as normal. In order to get the very best out of your hearing aid, you may want to look at the following: 

  • Wear it as much as possible: This will give your ears the precious time to adapt and you may easily notice changes months into wearing them.  
  • Give it time: You will find an instant change to your hearing, but this will likely improve and change over time, so not having high expectations and appreciating the hearing aid value is going to greatly assist.  
  • Maintain hearing aids properly: Your hearing instrument specialist will be able to tell you the best way to look after your hearing aid and store it when you are not using it. 
  • Check the batteries and change as needed to avoid any lost time. 
  • Schedule a follow up with your hearing instrument specialist, who will be able to evaluate how things are going and make any necessary changes to your treatment. 

A hearing aid undoubtedly, provides a very exceptional quality which will allow you to hear things sharply and crisply, and are highly recommended. They are safe and come with a number of benefits. 

Will my hearing aid always work? 

Your hearing aid should always work if it is programmed correctly by your hearing instrument specialist. Hearing aids do not cause any issue when wearing, and when they fit well, they will efficiently filter sounds and will not cause any further damage to your hearing.

They are created to enhance hearing and they do work for mild to moderate hearing loss. Ninety-five percent of people can be treated effectively with a hearing aid which is a huge positive and should put any type of concern to the background. Hearing aids work in such a way that they convert sound waves. They will receive a sound through a microphone which then converts into electrical signals and then to an amplifier which is then sent through your ear and your brain processes the amplified sound.

There is currently no type of treatment that can cure hearing loss, but it is manageable and provides you with a much more accurate sense of hearing. Hearing loss is incredibly common and hearing aids are a great solution. Hearing aids have been known to slow cognitive decline also, which can be a positive.

Your hearing aid settings may have to be changed as the months go on if you find it is no longer serving you how it did in the months previous. Your audiology team will be able to advise you on the best way to move forward with this as well as provide you with a new treatment plan and change things to adapt to your hearing as it progresses.

For more information on hearing loss and hearing aids call The Hearing Clinic at Woodlake call at 612-200-8414 today.