I was told I have "nerve damage". Can I wear a hearing aid?
Hearing aids are appropriate for most types of hearing loss, including nerve loss due to age, noise exposure, genetics or other factors. Most hearing loss is due to loss of sensory cells and not damage to the actual auditory nerve. Your audiologist will provide more information about your individual hearing loss, and explain what treatment options will be most beneficial.
I'm worried about cosmetics; what is the smallest hearing aid I can get?
This depends on a variety of factors, such as the degree of your hearing loss, the size of your ear canal and your ability to manipulate small parts. Fortunately, the miniaturization of hearing devices has eliminated the issue of hearing devices being noticeable. Hearing devices are smaller and more discrete than ever before. Behind-the-ear hearing aids with slim tubes are very cosmetically appealing; we also offer a 100% invisible option for people with busy and active lifestyles who want the convenience of hearing 24/7 without any maintenance.
Your audiologist will review your options with you to help you determine which style will best correct your hearing loss and take into consideration your cosmetic preferences.
My friend doesn’t like his hearing aid — why should I try one?
Every hearing loss is unique and everyone’s experience is different. Advancements in hearing aid technology have allowed us to solve issues that hearing aid users have had in the past. A qualified audiologist can make modifications to your hearing aid to improve functioning. Whether the aid doesn’t fit right, doesn’t sound good or whistles too much, our audiologists have extensive training to address such complaints. Hearing Evaluation Services works closely with each patient to ensure satisfaction with his or her hearing device. Remember… the right hearing aid, fit by a good audiologist, should provide you with the most optimal hearing with the least amount of effort.
Do I have to wear two hearing aids?
That depends on your hearing loss and listening needs. If you have a hearing loss in both ears, two hearing aids will sound more natural and balanced. They will also help you hear better in noisy situations and listen to speech on either side. However, the choice for one versus two is always up to the individual.
Which hearing device is right for me?
At Hearing Evaluation Services, our audiologists are uniquely qualified to help you answer this question. Each person’s hearing loss is different and we all have different types of listening needs (e.g., hearing at work, at home, at meetings, hearing children, listening to music, etc.). What works for one person may not be the best option for someone else.
Based on the results of your hearing test and a comprehensive needs assessment, our audiologists will help you choose the hearing solution that is right for you! This solution may include hearing devices such as hearing aids or other types of amplification. In Your audiologist can also provide counseling and training for you and your family members to help you understand the nature and impact of your hearing loss.
Can I try out a hearing device before I decide to buy it?
Absolutely! In order to determine if a hearing aid is meeting your needs, it is important that you wear it in your everyday listening situations. Hearing Evaluation Services offers each person a 45-day trial period. If the device is not meeting your needs, you can exchange or return it.