Still Struggling to Hear Even With Hearing Aids?
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Hearing can be a challenge for anyone. If you find that you struggle when it comes to your hearing, even after using hearing aids regularly, you aren’t alone. Keeping up to date on hearing treatment is a game changer and it is fluid. Depending on what you do and how you do it, your hearing solutions may change. Here are some thought-starters to help you on your way to better hearing.
What don’t you like about your current hearing aid?
Is it too big? Is it uncomfortable? Are you unhappy with the way it looks? There could be a better colour, size and style that would suit you more.
Do you find it difficult to operate? Is it too loud sometimes? Maybe you need a hearing app on your phone to make it easier to control the volume and change your preset programs.
Does your hearing aid not suit your lifestyle? Your level of social engagement matters too. The more active you are socially, the more advanced features you may want in your hearing aid.
What can’t you hear?
If you have high-frequency hearing loss, you may have trouble hearing children’s voices and problems hearing with a lot of background noise. Hearing the sounds “f,” “sh,” “ch,” “p,” “s” and “t” may be arduous.
On the other hand, if you have low-frequency hearing loss, you’ll notice it’s difficult to hear deeper men’s voices, thunder and vowel sounds. Music may sound tinnier than it used to, and you may not hear well on the phone.
Have you noticed a persistent new ringing, whistling or heartbeat-like sound?
You could have tinnitus. This annoying problem can block out what you’re trying to hear. While there’s no cure, newer hearing aids can provide tinnitus relief with sound therapy to reduce, drown out or distract you from the ringing.
Has your health changed?
Do you have new health concerns? A stroke, for example, may cause problems in hearing processing. There are certain hearing issues that can cause dizziness and loss of balance. It’s important to let your hearing care professional know about your medical history at your next visit.
How old is your hearing aid?
Much like getting your vision tested and your eye prescription updated, it’s important to have your hearing tested regularly and your hearing aid reassessed. People with hearing loss should get a test roughly every year and sooner if there’ve been changes in their hearing.
There’ve been great advances in hearing innovation.
You’d be surprised at the life-changing improvements in hearing aid technology. Beyond improving volume, sound clarity, fit and comfort, recent models can enhance your entire listening experience with features like 360-degree sound and feedback reduction. Bluetooth functionality lets you connect your hearing aid wirelessly to a range of devices, like your phone, tablet, computer and TV.
Book an appointment at HearingLife and try a new hearing aid for free.
Ensure your hearing is aided correctly with a certified hearing professional at a HearingLife location near you. Your appointment includes a consultation about your hearing concerns, medical history and lifestyle, a physical ear exam, and a comprehensive hearing test. We provide same-day results and advise you on the hearing aid that best meets your needs and preferences. Then, try it for 30 days with no obligation. Hear for yourself the difference a new hearing aid can make.
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