Presbycusis: the best hearing aids for the elderly

Last update on Oct, 19, 2021

One of the most frequent problems among the elderly is presbycusis, which is a particular form of age-related hearing loss, whose effects on the quality of life can also be very impactful. It is possible to treat presbycusis by resorting to hearing aids: fundamental aids to regain the ability to hear. Here is a series of tips for juggling the hearing aid models on the market, identifying the most suitable for treating hearing loss in the elderly.

Choose the hearing aid, the doubts and the most frequently asked questions

It may not be easy for an elderly person to choose the hearing aid. The variety of models available can raise a number of questions that, without good help, are difficult to answer. “Which hearing aid will solve my hearing problem and at the same time be easy to use?”, “How to identify the most suitable product for my lifestyle”?

The most important thing to do is to contact a hearing care professional, to whom you can show the medical diagnosis report of the hearing loss and explain your listening needs. However, it is good to get an idea of the hearing aids on the market.

Hearing aids selection criteria for treating presbycusis

The hearing aid must allow the elderly person wearing it to be independent from every point of view. Here are some key features in choosing a model suitable for the treatment of presbycusis:

  • ease of use: the hearing aid must be easy to put on, remove and in any maintenance operation;
  • clarity of sound: the sound must always be clear and crisp;
  • battery life: the longer the hearing aid lasts, the more the person wearing it will be autonomous during the day, without having to worry about changing the batteries or charging the device.

Based on these criteria, we show you a selection of hearing aids indicated for the treatment of hearing loss in the elderly.

Via Edge AI hearing aids

The new digital hearing aids equipped with artificial intelligence (Via Edge AI) are easy to use and indicated in the treatment of presbycusis in people who live alone and who need to be in connection with a family member or caregiver. These hearing aids, in fact, in addition to responding to listening needs and being practical in use, are set up to connect to mobile devices of a series of close contacts. Via Edge AI detects, and communicates to the indicated contacts, any accidents involving the wearer. The presbycusic is therefore monitored during the day and, in the event of an accident, can receive prompt intervention.

Rechargeable hearing aids

The convenience of rechargeable hearing aids for older people suffering from hearing loss is linked to the ability to recharge the them directly at home, without having to go to the store to buy new batteries.

Receiver-in-the-canal hearing aids

Both hearing aids with a receiver completely in the ear canal (CIC) and those with a receiver in the canal (RIC) are indicated in the treatment of presbycusis because they are very discreet and easy to use.

Choosing one model over another depends on the degree of hearing loss of the wearer: CIC devices are specific for the treatment of mild or moderate hearing loss, while RICs are indicated for those suffering from moderate to severe hearing loss. In addition, RIC technology is suggested in the event that the elderly hearing impaired wears the ear prosthesis for the first time.

Conclusion: what to do?

The choice of hearing aid for the treatment of presbycusis is an important moment in the life of any elderly person with a hearing disorder. Knowing the possibilities of treatment and knowing who to contact to put them into practice are fundamental elements for protecting habits and quality of life.

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