If you have hearing loss, your audiologist might recommend hearing aids. Hearing aids work by analyzing sounds in your environment. Once speech is detected, hearing aids will then amplify speech in order to improve communication. Hearing aid technology has improved tremendously allowing the hearing impaired person to hear better in the presence of background noise. Hearing aids are custom fitted to your hearing loss, life style and listening needs. There are various styles of hearing aids to choose from. You and your audiologist can discuss your needs and come up with the best solution for you.
Today's hearing aids can also be synchronized to other digital media devices via blue tooth, through cell phones, televisions, tablets, etc.
Getting used to hearing aids
In order to maximize the benefit of hearing aids, they should be worn all day every day. Although it is our ears that receive sound from our environment, we ultimately interpret and make sense of what we hear with our brain. If hearing aids are not consistently used, our brain will need to go through a retraining process each time hearing aids are used.
Rex ENT Specialists at Wakefield can help you hear more clearly and enjoy the world around you. Dr. Esa Bloedon and Dr. Brett Dorfman specialize in treating hearing loss and other ear, nose and throat disorders in adults and children. They work with our experienced audiologist, Genevieve Spiliopoulos M.S., C.C.C.-A., to create a customized treatment plan for every individual patient.