19-Jan-2021 - 1 min read
Hearing loss can have a big impact on your life, from your work to your relationships and emotional well-being. Hearing aids can make a big difference, especially if you pick the right ones and get help adjusting to them.
A hearing aid is a battery-powered electronic device designed to improve your hearing. Small enough to wear in or behind your ear, they make some sounds louder. They may help you hear better when it's quiet and when it's noisy.
There are two main types of hearing aids:
Analog hearing aids convert sound waves to electrical signals and then make them louder. They’re usually less expensive and have simple volume controls.
Digital hearing aids convert sound waves to numerical codes similar to computer codes, then amplify them. The codes include information about the direction of sounds and their pitches or volumes. That makes it easier to adjust the sound to what you need, whether you’re in a restaurant.
There are three main styles of hearing aids. They differ in size, placement in or on the ear, and how well they make sound louder:
Canal hearing aids fit inside your ear and are harder to see. An in-the-canal (ITC) hearing aid fits your specific ear canal. A completely-in-canal (CIC) aid is smaller and nearly hidden in your ear. Either type can help mild to moderately severe hearing loss. But because of their size, they can be harder to adjust and remove.
It’s really important to keep your hearing aids clean, dry and free for wax so they continue to perform well.
Caring for Your Hearing Aid
Your hearing aids will last much longer if you take good care of them. Some tips to keep in mind:
1. Keep them away from heat, moisture, hair care products, children, and pets.
2. Clean them as directed.
3. Turn off your devices when you are not using them.
4. Replace dead batteries right away.
Digital hearing aids get stronger and better every few years as computer technology improves. This often prompts people to upgrade their devices.
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