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IIC

IIC- Invisible In the Canal

CIC

Completely In the Canal

ITC

In the Canal

ITE

Máy trong tai

BTE

Behind The Ear

RIC

Receiver In the Canal

WHY MUST USE THE HEARING MACHINE?

What are hearing aids?
In its simplest form, hearing aids are like a miniature PA system with four basic components: microphone, amplifier, a speaker (receiver), and power supply (batteries). More details can be found here.

What types of hearing aids are available?
Today’s devices come in a wide variety of sizes and styles from those that sit behind the ear to invisible styles that sit completely in the ear canal — and feature different technology levels to match your specific needs and budget. Below is a list of the types of hearing devices. Click through each one to learn more.

  • Invisible In the Canal
  • Completely In the Canal
  • In The Canal
  • In The Ear
  • Behind The Ear
  • Receiver In the Canal

What hearing technology is available?
Like many other high-tech devices (TVs, phones, computers), hearing aids have experienced a major technological revolution in the past decade and especially in the last few years. The best of today’s hearing technology are designed to virtually eliminate feedback, make listening in noisy environments easier and more comfortable, stream stereo sound from TVs and radios directly to the hearing aid itself, let you talk on your phone hands-free, and much more. Now, instruments are smaller (and in some cases, invisible), more comfortable and powerful than ever. See more details.

Where can I purchase hearing aids?
When seeking treatment for hearing loss, be sure to select a hearing professional who understands the available technology and offers follow-up care. Use our online locator to find a professional near you, or call 0907711649

 

What are the benefits?
Research on people with hearing loss and their significant others has shown that hearing aids play a significant factor in a person's social, emotional, psychological and physical well-being.

More specifically, treatment of hearing loss has been shown to improve:

  • Communication in relationships
  • Intimacy and warmth in family relationships
  • Ease in communication
  • Earning power
  • Sense of control over your life
  • Social participation
  • Emotional stability

How much do hearing aids cost?
The price will vary depending on the specific model and features you need, and how effective it is in various noise environments. Whatever the final cost, most hearing professionals do offer financing plans. You should also check to see if you qualify for free hearing aids or a discount from your employer, union, the Veterans Administration, insurance provider, HMO or local charity (such as Lions Club).

Is there an adjustment period?
Yes. Most people need an adjustment period of up to four months before becoming acclimated to — and receiving the full benefit of their devices. However, you should expect to notice obvious benefits during this trial period. Remember, your hearing professional is there to help. Do not be afraid to call or visit to discuss your concerns. Be realistic, practice, be patient and rest. Read more...

Should I consider purchasing online?
We believe that you achieve the best possible results by consulting with a hearing professional in person, so we do not endorse retailers selling over the Internet.

Frequently asked questions

How can I recognize hearing problems?

Most of the time hearing problems begin gradually, without discomfort or pain. What's more, family members often learn to adapt to someone’s hearing loss, without even realizing they are doing it. Here are some questions to ask yourself to determine whether you have hearing loss:

  1. Do I often ask people to repeat themselves?
  2. Do I have trouble following conversations with more than two people?
  3. Do I have difficulty hearing what is said unless I'm facing the speaker?
  4. Does it sound like other people are mumbling or slurring their words?
  5. Do I struggle to hear in crowded places like restaurants, malls and meeting rooms?
  6. Do I have a hard time hearing women or children?
  7. Do I prefer the TV or radio volume louder than others?
  8. Do I experience ringing or buzzing in my ears?

If you answered yes to several of these questions, chances are you do suffer from hearing loss.

If I had hearing loss, wouldn’t my doctor have told me?

 

Not necessarily. Only about 13% of physicians routinely screen for hearing loss. Since most people with hearing impairments hear just fine in quiet environments (like your doctor's office), it can be very difficult for your physician to recognize this problem. Only a trained hearing professional can determine the severity of your hearing problem, whether or not you could benefit from a hearing aid, and which type would be best for you.

What are the most common causes of hearing loss?

There are several causes. The main ones include excessive noise, infections, genetics, birth defects, infections of the head or ear, aging, and reaction to drugs or cancer treatment.

Will I be able to hear in noisy places?

While no hearing aid can filter out all background noise, our advanced hearing aids are designed to reduce some types of background noise so that you can enjoy conversation and improve communication in places like restaurants, business meetings and social gatherings.

Are there different types of hearing loss?

Yes. There are three types of hearing loss:

  1. Sensorineural: The most common type, it occurs when the inner ear nerves (and hair cells) are damaged and do not properly transmit auditory signals to the brain. Can be treated with hearing aids.
  2. Conductive: Is typically the result of obstructions in the ear. Can usually be treated medically or surgically.
  3. Mixed: A combination of sensorineural and conductive.

Are there operations or medications I can take for hearing loss?

Only 5% of hearing loss in adults can be improved medically or surgically. The vast majority of Americans with hearing loss (95%) are treated with hearing aids.

How do hearing aids work?

At their most basic, hearing aids are microphones that convert sound into electrical signals. An amplifier increases the strength of the signal, then a receiver converts it back to sound and channels it into the ear canal through a small tube or earmold. A battery is necessary to power the hearing aid and to enable amplification.

Will a hearing aid restore my hearing?

While no hearing aid can restore your hearing to normal (except in cases of very mild hearing loss), our hearing aids are designed to let you hear soft sounds that you couldn't hear before, and prevent loud sounds from becoming uncomfortably loud for you. They are also designed to improve your ability to understand speech, even in noisy environments.

What are the different types and styles of hearing aids?

Today’s hearing aids come in a wide variety of sizes and styles — from those that sit behind the ear to completely invisible hearing aids — and feature different technology levels to match your specific needs and budget. Visit our Find Hearing Aids section to see for yourself.