Benefits of Hearing Aids - Satkriti Hospital
benefits of hearing aids

Benefits of Hearing Aids

The hearing aid relieves the stress of hearing. With new digital technology available, hearing aids also provide greater clarity (less stress and more pronounced hearing).

When you get a hearing aid, you should experience:

Improved ease of listening environment (television viewing, one-to-one conversation): Voices such as clocks, refrigerators, computer noise, and foot sounds will sound unusually loud when you first wear a hearing aid. It is common. Your ability to hear these inane sounds will improve as your brain adjusts to hearing these soft sounds.

Less interference from moderate amounts of background noise: Loud background noise is still going to create a difficult listening position with hearing aids. If this situation causes most of your conflict with hearing, then it is very important to choose hearing aids with dual microphones.

Easy snug-fitting earmold: It is normal to experience some occlusion effect (your voice becomes louder) when wearing a hearing aid and/or earmolds.

Hearing devices can provide great assistance in communication, but this process requires a period of adjustment of the wearer. Knowing what to expect from your adjustment process. We encourage you to work with our hearing aid team to learn about this adjustment period and the benefits you expect.

Who benefits the most from hearing aids?

One-third or more adults aged 65 or older have some degree of hearing loss related to age. This type of hearing loss occurs so slowly that many do not pay attention until it becomes a serious problem. Family and friends have to repeat themselves frequently and loudly to communicate, which is a source of frustration for all. Many of our patients remember thinking that not everyone “wished” or “spoke clearly”. More often than not, hearing loss is a source of the problem … not the speaker.

The hearing aid will not restore the normal or slow hearing of nerve or age-related deafness.

Benefits of having two hearing aids

It is okay to wear a hearing aid in the event of hearing loss in one ear. Otherwise, it is highly recommended to get two hearing aids. Two hearing aids provide the following benefits:

Localization: The ability to detect where sounds are coming from. If the sound that comes to an ear varies greatly in time, loudness, and pitch, the brain has difficulty processing where the sound is taking place.

You listen with your brain as well as your ears: When you supply sound to your ears through a hearing aid, it sends information to your central nervous system and those cells become active and useful. . If your brain is deprived of sound on one side, the cells are not used and atrophy can occur.

Better listening ability in noisy conditions: With the introduction of dual microphones, we can cancel out too much interfering background noise. This option is especially helpful if the hearing aid user has two hearing aids. If an ear is not supplied with direction and amplified sound without assistance, the background noise level remains on that side of the head and does not help to separate the listener from the noise.

If someone speaks from your untold ear, his voice loses power, as it travels to the ear with hearing aids (sometimes 20 decibels). You may not be able to hear speech, especially if there is background noise coming from all directions in a room.

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