Hearing aids are electronic devices worn by people with mild to profound Hearing Loss (Conductive, Mixed and Sensorineural). They use a microphone to detect sounds that are then modulated (altered) and amplified to comfortable levels to help wearers hear better. It’s important to note hearing aids do not restore hearing back to normal. Instead, they provide the wearer with better access to sounds and an improved ability to understand speech.
Making the decision to have hearing aids are only a small part of the hearing loss management journey to have better hearing. Your purchase should be part of an overall therapy program with a qualified hearing health professional, such as an audiologist, who can work with you to help your brain to make sense of the new information being sent by the devices.
Styles Of Hearing Aids
There are different styles (types) of hearing aid designs that can be used for the different kinds of hearing loss. In general, most devices are located behind the ear are used for individuals with moderate to severe hearing loss, while hearing aids that fit in the ear or in the ear canal are suited to individuals with moderate to mild hearing loss.