The majority of people with hearing loss are hearing aid candidates. The hearing aid that will work best for you depends on the type and severity of your hearing loss. If you have a hearing loss in both of your ears, two hearing aids are generally recommended because two aids provide a more natural signal to the brain. Hearing in both ears also will help you understand speech and locate sounds more easily.
At our office, we will evaluate your records and help determine which type and style of hearing aid that best suits your needs and lifestyle. A hearing aid will not restore normal hearing. With practice, however, a hearing aid will increase your awareness of sounds and their sources and improve ease of communication. You will want to wear your hearing aid regularly, so select one that is convenient and easy for you to use. With today’s modern hearing aids, digital sound processing allows for many features to make listening easier in background noise and on the phone. These advances allow us to fine tune the hearing aids specifically to your hearing loss and needs. Some advanced features include:
• Directional microphones – dual microphone system designed to pick up sounds in front of you and reduce some sounds coming from behind you. Its purpose is to improve hearing when around excessive background noise.
• Feedback control – software design built within the hearing aid’s digital chip to reduce hearing aids from squealing in the ear.
• Bluetooth compatible – wireless technology that sends signals from electronic devices like iPhone & Android cell phones, iPods and television directly to both hearing aids.
Rechargeable hearing aids are available as well
Please contact our office at 225.408.6734 for more information or to schedule an appointment.