It is really difficult to live with a background noise discrimination problem. Nowadays, so much of our social communication takes place in noisy environments, making everyday communications a regular dilemma. This condition may be a sign of hearing loss or simply a problem of auditory discrimination.
This common phenomenon is called the “Paracusis of Willis” and occurs with certain causes of hearing loss because in the presence of background sound, people tend to raise their voices. This initiates the ossicular chain of bones in the middle ear indicating a conductive hearing loss in a person.
Our hearing worsens as we grow older. Though, there is no known cause of age-related hearing loss
; as it is caused by changes in the inner ear. A hearing test
will establish whether you have a hearing loss and the hearing aid audiologist will then be able to make recommendations.
If your test results show that you are experiencing hearing loss
, your audiologist
will treat you with the best hearing aid
possible. We have a wide choice of hearing aids suitable for a range of hearing losses and budgets in store
so you can hear the difference for yourself.
If your hearing loss is mostly confined to the middle ear, we will provide you with hearing aids that will work best by transmitting amplified sounds through the mastoid bone to the inner ear, passing through the affected middle ear. These hearing aids are most commonly designed as part of a pair of spectacles.
The definition depends on how much hearing loss you have, because the symptoms may be moderate or severe. A patient with a mild hearing loss may have problems understanding speech, especially if there is a lot of noise around, while those with deafness may require the help of a hearing aid.
A hearing test
for people who want to have a regular checkup should take around 15 minutes of their time and can be conveniently organized. While people who are experiencing symptoms of hearing loss or people who wear a hearing aid, the test should take about one and half hour.
During your assessment your audiologist
will give you a great deal of information and discuss with you the best hearing aid for your loss. We recommend somebody attends the hearing test
because some people find it more comfortable to have a family member with a familiar voice assisting them.
It is definitely better if you attend the hearing test with your family friend or a friend. But if nobody can attend the appointment with you, you don’t have to worry. You can still attend the hearing test, and we will explain the results and discuss the options with you
Amplifon’s free Lifetime Aftercare Program
looks after your hearing aids for life. It includes a regular evaluation of your hearing, free pack of hearing aid batteries
and expert help of new hearing aid technology to make sure you continue to get the most of your hearing aid products.