Hearing aids are electronic devices that fit in or behind the ear. However, what are hearing aids made for? Their purpose is to help people with hearing loss hear better, hence improving their quality of life.
Hearing devices are capable of producing more "audible" sounds. But how do the hearing aids work? Each person can hear the infinite variety of sounds that exist in a unique way. What the hearing aid does is transmit these sound vibrations at a higher volume than its actual one, adapting it to the person's level of hearing thus amplifying only what you need to hear better.
Hearing aids can differ in price, size, technology, placement in the ear and visibility. The three main models are as follows:
Hearing aids are customized to each person's specific hearing impairment and fits seamlessly with any lifestyle, amplifying only what the person needs to hear best. Therefore, a hearing care professional should always be consulted to agree on the correct type and custom fit hearing aids.
Compared to a hearing aid, which is removable at any time, a cochlear implant is an electronic device that can only be fitted through surgery, inside the cochlea. Its purpose is to directly stimulate the auditory nerve so that sounds can be perceived. It is recommended when hearing aids are no longer sufficient.
Wearing hearing aids for the first time can be quite tedious for some people. The fitting and adjustment of hearing aids require the intervention of a professional: the audiologist, an expert whom the proper functioning of the devices depends on. When the question of how to adjust hearing aids arises, the hearing care professional is the correct person to turn to.
Book an appointment and come and visit us at one of our Amplifon centres, our hearing care professionals will be ready to answer any of your curiosities about the world of hearing and to show you our range of Amplifon hearing aids.
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