Five Interesting Facts About Hearing Aids

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Five Interesting Facts About Hearing Aids

  1. 1. Five Interesting Facts About Hearing Aids If you have mild or moderate hearing loss, you may have trouble following conversations in crowded rooms, picking out individual instruments in a piece of music or responding when an alarm or siren goes off. Hearing aids are most commonly used for people with damage to the hair cells of yourinner ear. Too much damage prevents your ears from amplifyingsound waves enough for your brain to detect them. Here are afew interesting facts to get you started if you’re consideringhearing aids for yourself or a member of your family.1. Hearing devices come in three main styles. Behind-the-ear, orBTE, aids are plastic cases for behind your ear, attached to a wirethat goes into your ear canal. In-the-ear, or ITE, aids have theplastic case inside your ear. In-the-canal, or ITC, aids arepractically invisible to other people.2. 80% of people who need hearing aid don’t have hearingdevices. The National Institute on Deafness and OtherCommunication Disorders reports that only one out of fiveindividuals with hearing loss have hearing aids.3. Two hearing aids are better than one in most cases. Younaturally have binaural amplification, which means that both earssend signals to different parts of your brain, according to HealthyHearing. Your right ear sends information to the left brainhemisphere, which processes speech sounds, while your left earsends signals to your right hemisphere. Of course, some people The Hearing CenterCheyenne, WY 82001 (307) 222-0244 Loveland, CO 80538 (970) 785-8337Greeley, CO 80634 (970) 373-5118 Brush, CO 80723 (970)840-7067 Fort Collins, CO 80525 (970) 373-3958
  2. 2. do better with just one hearing aid. An audiologist can help youdetermine whether you should get one or two hearing aids.4. Batteries are among the hearing accessories can make yourhearing aid work better and last longer. Batteries last 5 to 14days, and you can get them from a supermarket or hearing aidprovider. Mercury-free batteries are better for the environment.Battery carriers and testers help you ensure that you won’t runout of battery life unexpectedly.5. Medicaid provides hearing aid help to low-income children andadults up to age 21. Medicare, for older adults, may help with thecost. Other insurance plans may help cover the cost of a hearingtest. For More Information Give Us a Call or Visit Our Office at210 Cameron Street Brush, CO 80723 you can also Visit Us at http://hearing-aids-brush-co.com The Hearing CenterCheyenne, WY 82001 (307) 222-0244 Loveland, CO 80538 (970) 785-8337Greeley, CO 80634 (970) 373-5118 Brush, CO 80723 (970)840-7067 Fort Collins, CO 80525 (970) 373-3958

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