How hearing aids can greatly affect your life


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How hearing aids can greatly affect your life

  1. 1. How Hearing Aids Can Greatly Affect Your LifeHearing is an important sensory function of every person. Itallows the person to properly communicate with others and letshim/her become aware of his/her surroundings.Experiencing hearing loss can be very stressful for a person. First of all,the person will have a hard time communicating efficiently with others.This inability to express his/her feelings will lead to frustration, anger,and irritability. If not treated immediately, hearing loss can ultimatelylead to isolation, depression, social rejection and withdrawal from socialsituations.Having your hearing – or your loved one’s – tested at the first sign ofhearing loss is very important. The symptoms or effects of hearing to aperson can easily be mistaken as something else, usually dementia andother disease and impairment often found in elderly people. Thismistake will further aggravate the problem and will do no good for theaffected person.
  2. 2. Hearing tests and hearing aid assessments are provided by audiology clinics, some as quick as a few minutes while some takes about one hour or two, providing you with an opportunity to freelytalk to their audiologists. These tests and assessments measure theextent of your hearing loss to see whether or not you should wearhearing aids.Hearing aids are available in many different types, sizes, shapes andmodels. Most manufacturers make them in both programmable and non-programmable versions.Here are the different types: 1. BTE – Behind the Ear 2. ITC – In the Canal 3. ITE – In the Ear 4. CIC – Completely in the Canal 5. IIC – Invisible in Canal 6. Extended Wear 7. OTE – Over the Ear 8. Disposable 9. BAHA – Bone Anchored Hearing AidThere are also body aids available for those who are physicallyincapable of using a hearing aid. Hearing aids have gone through quitean overhaul in the past years, transforming from bulky devices to slimand hassle-free ear pieces.One major concern for people sufferinghearing loss is the high hearing aid prices.The more high-tech the device you need, themore expensive it is. Hearing aids are notcovered by health insurance plans, making it
  3. 3. a problem especially for those who havelimited income because of unemployment dueto their inability to work brought about bytheir hearing loss.Fortunately, there are some clinics that offer lower hearing aid pricescompared to other stores selling these devices. However, buyers arewarned to be careful in trusting stores and clinics that offer low prices asthe products they sell may have some defects which are why they areselling them for less than the usual price. Remember to make sure thestore you are buying these devices from have the required certificationas entailed by your government. Buying a hearing aid may provide long term solutions to your hearing problems. Don’t let hearing loss get in the way of your social relationships and the things you want to do. With technology evolving every day, there will always be a way to hear.
  4. 4. SUMMARY: - Hearing loss is one of the common problems faced bymany people worldwide, elderly people and young children alike.HEARING AID, HEARING AID PRICES, HEARING AIDS, HEARING CENTRE,PHONAKVisit our site: - info@valuehearing 1800 157 429