How do Hearing Aids work?
Most types of hearing aids will work and function in a similar way, however the outcome will be different and will need to be different for each person. First, sound will be taken in through a miniature microphone, the sound will be converted into an electronic, digital signal. Next the signal will be processed, boosted and modified in order to meet the requirements of the user’s hearing loss and hearing needs. Finally a receiver, similar to a miniature loudspeaker, will send the processed sound through the type of ear fitting, this will be appropriate to the type of hearing system.
As a Hearing Aid Dispenser, when testing your hearing Peter Byrom will discuss with you whether and what type of hearing aid is going to help both the quality of your hearing and your lifestyle. More importantly, if you have hearing loss in both ears, as a lot of people do, you should expect to use two hearing aids, one hearing aid will almost always be inadequate.
What are Digital Hearing Aids?
Should you choose a private service like Peter Byrom’s, all new hearing aids will be digital, this means that they will be programmed to suit the needs of both your hearing loss and your lifestyle. While it may take time to get used to new hearing aids, you will probably need to have your hearing professional fine-tune and reassess your hearing aids once you have had some experience with them. It’s very normal for changes to be made after fitting as everyone is different and their requirements will be different too, as a Hearing Aid Dispenser, Peter Byrom will fit your hearing aid on a personalised basis, he finds that patient’s will receive the best quality from their hearing aid this way.
When it comes to digital hearing aids, they all have different settings that are suitable for different environments, such as for groups, one to one conversations, in a quiet room or in noisier places. Peter Byrom will also explain all of your options when it comes to fitting your hearing aid, it’s important that they meet all of your individual needs.
How do I choose the right Hearing Aid?
While there are a range of hearing aid systems available, it’s important that you choose the right one for you and your needs, with this in mind, the extensive range of options means that you will find a hearing aid that suits your requirements. There are a lot of things to consider, this includes choosing a good Audiologist and Hearing Aid Dispenser like Peter Byrom, he will recommend a range of hearing aids that will suit your hearing loss and your lifestyle. What’s more is, when you choose a private service, like Peter Byrom’s he will be able to provide you with a bigger range of fitting, sizes and technical features. Some providers may have arrangements with particular manufacturers, however Peter Byrom will offer you a range of hearing aids that are based on both your personal needs and preferences.
Adjusting to your new Hearing Aids
Our experience has shown that it can take around 3 months to get used to new hearing aids, what you experience will all depend on your hearing loss, your lifestyle and how much you will wear your hearing aids.
Your brand may begin to register sounds that it may not have heard for a while, so this may feel overwhelming and be tiring when it comes to hearing new noises. As you carry on using your new hearing aids, you brain should learn to recognise the new sounds and they will start to become more acceptable, it’s essential that you keep going and should you need to, feel free to ask for support, when you choose Peter Byrom as your Hearing Aid Dispenser, he can always be on hand to support your needs and requirements. It’s also important that you talk about your expectations with your Audiologist and Hearing Aid Dispenser when it comes to your hearing aids. When you choose Peter Byrom, he will be able to provide you with all of the advice you need as well as the best techniques for getting used to your hearing aids.
The Benefits of Hearing Aids
When it comes to hearing aids, while they won’t totally perfect your hearing, they will help to make sounds much louder and clearer, as well as reducing the impact that hearing loss can have on your life.
Having a hearing aid can:
- Help you to hear everyday sounds more clearly, such as the doorbell and phone
- Improve your ability to hear speech
- Help to make you feel more confident when it comes to talking to people and also make it easier for you to follow conversations in many different environments
- Help you to enjoy listening to music and the TV, at a volume that’s comfortable for those around you
It’s also important to remember that hearing aids will only help if you still have some hearing left, so it’s important that you don’t put off getting help should your hearing get worse.
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