Hearing aids can be of great help to anyone who is suffering from hearing loss. Even if someone is experience a mild hearing loss, hearing aids can still be used to hear and communicate more clearly. Hearing loss can be quite traumatic for anyone but hearing aids available in Orangeville can actually alleviate the problem to a very large extent. Before we learn about different hearing aids in Orangeville, it is important to understand the reason of hearing loss. Hearing loss can occur due to damage to the sensory cells in the ear. The damage can be due to ageing or can result from external injury, congenital defects or from extreme exposure to noise.
The basic science of hearing aids
Hearing aids work as mini amplifiers and what they do is magnify the sound waves that are entering the ears. Theses waves are picked as neuro signal and sent to the brain. The required amplification of the sound waves is directly in proportion to the damage to the ear cells. Obviously, there are some limitations to the amplification. In some cases even the best hearing aids are ineffective because of extreme damage to the ear cells.
Are all hearing aids the same?
The answer to this question is ‘NO’. At the very basic level, hearing aids can be divided in to two categories; analog and digital. In analog hearing aids, the hearing aids turn the sounds in to electric signal subsequently amplifying them. Digital hearing aids before amplification, convert the sounds into numeric codes similar to binary codes in a computer. Digital hearing aids provide more flexibility as the hearing aids can be programmed to selectively amplify some sounds more than the others. Since they are more programmable they are more expensive than analog hearing aids.
How to pick out the best hearing aids?
The type of hearing aids that will work best for you depends on several factors. First of all the intensity of hearing loss is the most important factor to be considered. In case you suffer from hearing loss in both ears we would recommend two hearing aids. Our audiologist can recommend the perfect hearing aids for you in Orangeville. You may want to do some research regarding the price because hearing aids come in wide price bracket. But simply because one hearing aid is more expensive than the others definitely does not mean it would be the perfect fit for you.
Hearing aids cannot complete restore your normal hearing however with regular usage, as you get more accustomed to the hearing aids, you will notice a definite improvement in your awareness of the sound and the location from which it is coming. If you are confused about the right hearing aids for yourself, come to us in Orangeville.
In case you suffer from hearing loss in both ears we would recommend two hearing aids. If you are confused about the right hearing aids for yourself, come to us in Orangeville.