Hearing Aids 101

Listening is a great part of our daily activity and plays a major role in communication. But life is full of uncertainty and circumstances that are inevitable. Aging or being infected by a diseaseĀ are an example of this. Now hearing lossĀ is sometimes one of the end result of these inevitable events. Other causes of hearing loss are an injury from loud noise, certain medications, and heredity. Losing your ability to hear is a great inconvenience but the good news is that their is a remedy to this problem and that is the hearing aid.

A hearing aid is a small electronic device that you wear in or behind your ear. It makes people with hearing loss hear better in quiet and noisy situations because it makes some sounds louder so that they can communicate and participate more fully in daily activities. A hearing aid has three basic parts: a microphone, an amplifier, and a speaker. It receives sound through a microphone, Then converts the sound waves to electrical signals and sends them to an amplifier.

The amplifier increases the power of the signals and then sends them to the ear through a speaker. The hearing aid is a great help in improving the hearing and speech comprehension of people who have hearing loss. One type of example were a hearing aid is very useful is the sensorineural hearing loss which is a hearing loss that resulted from a damage to the small sensory cells in the inner ear, called hair cells.

So if you think that you are experiencing hearing loss visit your physician or a otolaryngologist or audiologist so that can investigate the cause of your hearing loss for an otolaryngologist is a physician which specializes in ear, nose, and throat disorders. An audiologist is a health professional which identifies and measures hearing loss and will perform a hearing test to assess the type and degree of loss.

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