FAQs about hearing aids
What should I consider when buying a hearing aid?
The type of hearing aid devices recommended for users will greatly depend on the nature and extent of hearing loss and the size and shape of the outer ear and canal may prevent a person from wearing a specific type of hearing aid.
How much do hearing aids cost?
There are many factors that need to be considered when estimating the price of the hearing aid: What type of aid is it? What accessories does it have? What are the capabilities and product features? In order to fully answer these questions, a hearing test and free-of-charge hearing aid evaluation must be scheduled. Please call our office to set up an appointment.
Should I wear one or two hearing aids?
Because every person has a different extent of hearing loss with a different type, this is difficult to answer. If the hearing loss is present in both ears, wearing two hearing aids provides more balanced hearing by better directing sound from different areas and provide better clarity in noisy locations.
How long do hearing aid batteries last?
This depends on how much energy and power the hearing aid needs, how often you use it, and what type of hearing aid it is. Some batteries may last days while others can last weeks.
Why are zinc air batteries used in hearing aids?
Hearing aids require a lot of power and energy. For this reason zinc air batteries are most often used because they produce a large amount of energy despite their very light weight and small size.
Will my hearing aids help in the presence of distracting background noise?
Understanding, especially in a noisy environment, will vary depending on each individual's hearing loss. Overall benefit may depend on proper fit, frequency of use, severity of hearing loss, and on the accuracy of the patient evaluation.