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The High Cost of Untreated Hearing Loss
Is there any reason why you can’t wait to do something about your hearing loss?
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) conducted a study of more than 2000 hard-of-hearing adults and about 1700 of their family members. In its report, the NCOA concluded that, “untreated hearing loss was associated with increased anger, frustration, paranoia, insecurity, instability, nervousness, tension, anxiety, irritability, discontentment, depression, and fear.”
The study also found that, “in comparison with people who have sought help for their hearing loss, those with untreated loss were more likely to be self-critical, feel a sense of inferiority, suffer from social phobias, and be perceived by others as confused, disoriented, or unable to concentrate.”
The social implications of untreated hearing loss are often profound. These include more stressful marriages and damage to other important relationships; impaired job performance; misperceptions by others who mistake the effects of hearing loss for mental deterioration, confusion, aloofness, etc.; and social isolation when hearing loss makes normal conversation difficult or impossible.
Waiting to treat any health problem is never a good idea.
Hearing Aid FAQ
Can hearing aids be programmed?
Hearing aids are programmable. They can “remember” different settings for each listening environment in your life and you can switch to the appropriate one depending on sound input received from your surroundings. Some hearing aids automatically store data regarding which setting you prefer in certain situations, and will automatically switch to the desired setting in each situation.
Can hearing aids work with wireless devices?
Many hearing aids can sync with wireless devices by using Bluetooth® technology, enabling you to receive direct signals from your cell phone, MP3 player, television, and more. For improved sound clarity and understanding, Bluetooth functionality allows you to connect wirelessly with cell phones, televisions, iPods, iPads, and other electronic devices.
Are there hearing aids that can get wet?
You can swim, sweat and ski while wearing hearing aids. Water resistant hearing aids aren’t just for swimmers either. Because they are so robust and stay securely in place behind the ear, many people can benefit, including those who perspire heavily, are active in sports, or who garden or work in dusty environments.
Will a hearing aid help me?
If you have an aidable hearing loss, meaning you have some hearing left to work with then the answer is yes. How much it will help will depend on a whole host of factors including:
- How long you waited to do something about your problem.
- How you lost your hearing.
- Your overall health.
Hearing Aids We Offer
Resound Hearing Aids
ReSound provides excellent sound by offering innovative hearing solutions that combine original thinking and design with solid technology – all based on deep audiological insight and understanding of hearing aid users.
Oticon Hearing Aids
Oticon was founded on a compassion for people and a deep understanding of the role that hearing plays in living a richer and fuller life. A built-in commitment to compassionate innovation directs our industry-leading research.
Phonak Hearing Aids
Together with hearing care professionals around the world, Phonak is fully committed to tearing down barriers for the hearing-impaired and to finding new and innovative ways to help everyone reconnect to the beauty of sound.
Signia Hearing Aids
Delivering the sound that nature intended by combining uncompromised audibility with a natural sounding own voice. Signia’s elegant state-of-the-art solutions replicate the natural experience of hearing everything in harmony.
Widex Hearing Aids
Widex’s mission is to provide the absolute best hearing aids and customer services. We offer the most advanced, natural sound on the market. Our products let people connect and communicate easily.
Unitron Hearing Aids
Each integrated detail of a Unitron hearing aid is combined to make our hearing aids comfortable to wear – all day long. Functional buttons are thoughtfully positioned and designed for effortless use.
How Hearing Aids Work
While the sound processing involved in modern hearing aids is complex, and computer programming is required to make some of the adjustments, the basic components that make them work has not changed. The basic function of a hearing aid is as follows:
- Sound waves enter through the microphone, which converts acoustic signals into electrical signals.
- The amplifier increases the strength of the electrical signal.
- From the amplifier, the signal is then transformed back to an acoustic signal by the receiver (a miniature
- From the
receiverthe signal is channeled introthe ear canal, either through a small tube or through an ear mold.
- A battery is required to power the hearing aid and enable the amplification process.
Our Free Cleaning & Tune Up Program
All of our hearing aids, regardless of manufacture, come with a three-year manufacture warranty and 3 years of loss and damage protection. During that time, we also provide complimentary cleanings/inspections of your hearing aids, adjustments and programming and recommended annual checkups, all at no charge.