HEARING AIDS, HEARING LOSS, QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Hearing loss usually develops gradually without discomfort or pain, making it hard to recognize. Family members often notice it first, and people with hearing loss often find ways to compensate.
Take the online hearing quiz. If you answer yes to several of these questions, you likely have some form of hearing loss and should call us to get your hearing tested.
Hearing aids are small electronic devices worn in or behind the ear. Hearing aids contain a microphone, an amplifier and a speaker. These components are used to detect sound, process it and send the enhanced signal to the ear. The enhanced sound makes hearing easier and allows people with hearing loss to listen, communicate and participate more fully in life.
Most hearing loss is considered sensorineural hearing loss, usually caused by exposure to noise and aging. This type of hearing loss cannot be naturally regained. Generally, the wearing of hearing aids is the recommended treatment for sensorineural hearing loss.
To see if hearing aids will help your hearing loss, give us a call at 1-800-416-2434 and ask for a hearing evaluation and demo of our modern hearing technology.
Manan Hearing Care is made up of a group of dedicated Hearing Instrument Specialists, Audiologists, Hearing Aid Repair Technicians and Administrative Staff, ALL 100% dedicated to your hearing success.
Our Hearing Instrument Specialists are trained in fitting and dispensing hearing aids. Hearing Instrument Specialists undergo extensive educational and clinical training and are state-licensed and board-certified to test for hearing loss and fit hearing aids.
Our Audiologists have a degree in the study of hearing. They specialize in testing, evaluating and treating hearing loss and balance disorders, including the fitting of hearing aids.
Otolaryngologists are physicians that specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose, throat, head and neck issues. Otolaryngologists are also known as ENT doctors. If needed, Manan would refer to local ENT’s for medical issues.
Hearing aids come in several styles; some fit behind the ear and others fit completely inside the ear, many are nearly invisible. Modern hearing aids may be equipped with features or accessories that help you talk on the phone, listen to TV, and enjoy conversations in noisy environments.
Call us. Our hearing aid experts can help you find the right combination of price, style, technology level and accessory package for your needs and lifestyle.
Hearing aids all process sound, but how the sound is processed is different from hearing aid manufacturer to manufacturer.
Modern digital hearing aids are miniature computers, taking sound waves from your environment and changing them into bits and bytes of data that the hearing aid will process and change.
Digital hearing aids provide Manan hearing professionals with the flexibility to custom tune the hearing aids to your specific hearing loss. Because of this, digital hearing aids can help filter out background noises and enhance speech in groups and other noise in ways that older hearing aids could not.
Manan Hearing Care only fits 100% digital hearing aids.
The correct hearing aid will be selected based on your specific hearing loss, physical capabilities, and lifestyle.
Step one is a hearing test and consultation. We will assess the hearing test and review results with you.
Next, we will evaluate your physical capabilities such as, can you touch your ears, do you have feeling in your fingers, do you use oxygen or wear glasses.
Then we discuss your lifestyle. Do you live a reserved lifestyle or are you active. What do you like to do and where do you like to go?
Lastly, we will make an informed and professional recommendation that will lead to a successful hearing aid fitting outcome.
Generally it took many years to lose your hearing and your hearing loss now sounds quite natural to you. The correction of your hearing loss is a process. Don’t expect perfect hearing overnight. The benefits of better hearing are worth the effort, like anything new, it’s going to take time and patience on your part to get acclimated to the wear of hearing aids. On average, most hearing aid wearers get comfortable with their new hearing aids within a few weeks to several months.
You may experience some issues with distracting sounds or hearing the sound of your own voice. This is normal, these issues can be corrected by fine-tuning the hearing aid sound settings and allowing yourself to become accustomed to your new hearing.
Proper maintenance will extend the life of your hearing aids. Make it a habit to:
- Keep hearing aids away from heat and moisture.
- Brush hearing aids as instructed. Earwax and drainage will damage hearing aids.
- Avoid applying hairspray and hair care products while wearing hearing aids.
- Turn off hearing aids when not in use.
- Replace dead hearing aid batteries immediately.
- Keep hearing aid batteries and hearing aids away from children and pets.
Just as with any other modern technology (cell phones, computers, TVs, etc), hearing aid technology is advancing in processing power, speed, clarity, and durability. Modern hearing aids are very discreet, almost invisible, marvels that can help filter out background noise, allow for hands-free phone use, stream music and TV directly to the hearing aids, enhance speech comprehension in noise, connect with smart phones and much much more.
Financial assistance may be available for hearing aid purchases.
We can check with your insurance provider to see if they offer hearing aid coverage.
Financing is available (with approved credit).
We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover charge cards.
The effectiveness of any hearing aid is dependent on proper testing, selection, programming, and professional follow up support. All the elements to a successful hearing fitting occur in-person, with a properly trained and experienced hearing care professional.
We do not recommend the purchasing of hearing aids remotely from a vendor on the internet or mail order.