Did you know that about 20 percent of Americans, 48 million, report some degree of hearing loss? Many people are affected by their loss of hearing, however there is a solution. If you think hearing loss is slowing you down, don't panic just yet. There is a way to continue doing the things you love while enjoying them at the same time.
For some people, medical intervention such as ear surgery or cochlear implants is the appropriate treatment. But for the majority of people with hearing loss, professionally fitted hearing aids offer great benefits.
Eight out of 10 hearing aid users say they're satisfied with the changes that have occured in their lives specifically due to their hearing aids. They allow people to not have to deal with their loss of hearing on a daily basis. From how they feel about themselves to the positive changes they see in their relationships, social interactions, and work lives, hearing aid users are reaping the benefits of today's technology. It is time to get out and enjoy your life again.
How Do They Work?
A hearing aid has three basic parts: a microphone, amplifier, and speaker. The hearing aid receives sound through a microphone that converts the sound waves to electrical signals and sends them to an amplifier. You are able to hear through the power of the signals that are sent to the ear through a speaker. There are multiple devices that can help improve your hearing so it is important to find the one that is best for you.
Our audiologist, and hearing specialist can obtain a variety of sound-amplifying equipment and assistive devices, including:
- Radio/television listening systems
- Portable listening systems
- Telephone amplifiers
- Signaling devices
To prevent hearing loss from high noise exposure, we can also create custom hearing-protection devices such as:
- Musician plugs
- Cell phone/iPods
- Swim plugs
Who Uses Hearing Devices?
It is common to think that older people are the only ones using hearing aids. However, that is not always the case. Hearing aids keep people of all ages socially, cognitively, and physically active. Whether you're a plumber, swimmer, teacher, attorney, or your grandkid's favorite babysitter, there's a hearing aid that can help you stay active and engaged in life.
What To Do Next
Don't let your hearing take away from your quality of life. If you think you have any signs of hearing loss it is important to take the next step and contact an audiologist, hearing specialist. Get the best care and consultation at Advanced Specialty Care. Our audiologists are conveniently located with offices in Danbury, New Milford, Norwalk and Ridgefield in Fairfield County, CT. You'll hear the difference in no time.