As hearing loss affects each person’s hearing differently, hearing aids are programmed to suit your individual hearing loss.
They enhance your ability to understand speech by providing the right amount of amplification in the frequencies where you are missing important speech sounds. Hearing devices can significantly lessen the everyday issues that inevitably come with hearing loss.
Basically, typical hearing aids consists of a microphone to pick up sound, an amplifier to amplify and process sound and a receiver or speaker to transfer the sound to the ear.
Your audiologist at All Ears in Hearing will recommend and fit a hearing aid that suits your particular listening requirement. In addition, they can design custom ear plugs – to lessen the impact of loud noise and prevent damage to your hearing.
The microphone picks up sound and converts the sound waves to electrical waves. A single microphone picks up sounds equally from all directions.
Advances in hearing technology have introduced multiple microphones which have improved speech understanding in background noise. Multiple microphones focus on sounds in front and reduce amplification of sounds coming from the sides and behind.
The receiver transmits amplified and signal processed sound into the ear canal. In behind-the-ear instruments, the sound must travel from the device behind the ear via a plastic tube to a mould in the ear canal. In the Receiver-in-the-ear and in-the-ear styles, the receiver is placed in the ear canal, making the receiver more susceptible to wax damage.
Since the mid 1990s, the majority of amplifiers manufactured are based on digital technology. The main function of the amplifier is to amplify sound to a level that the hearing impaired person can hear and understand speech clearly and comfortably.
Amplifiers also have the capability to reduce feedback, the annoying whistling that hearing aids can make. In addition, the amplifier is also able to apply noise reduction to the signal by reducing the background noise and emphasizing the speech signal.
Do We All Need Hearing Aids?
Hearing Aids, FM Assistive Listening Devices, or FM Hearing Systems, whatever you call them, hearing aids aren’t exclusively for the elderly. The truth is, many things could be a danger to your hearing; your working environment, how you use cotton buds or even from continually listening to loud music.
The Best Advice You Can Hear Regarding FM Assistive Listening Devices
Before you commit to buying one, there are a few things to consider
Prevention is better than cure. We have five senses, and it can be unnerving if you lose the ability to use one of these. Consider getting your hearing tested; you can ask your family doctor to include it in your annual physical assessment.
How did we get here? Maybe you do listen to loud music or hearing loss runs in your family. Be mindful that how you lost or are losing your hearing affects the type of FM Hearing System you choose to use.
Is it reversible? An ear infection, water in your ear or a build-up of ear wax; any one of these could be the reason for hearing loss and depending on the reason; yours could return.
A Short Buyers Guide for Getting the Right FM Hearing Aid
Now you find yourself seriously considering getting one. While losing your hearing is a serious matter, please don’t panic. It isn’t the end of the world — All Ears in Hearing stocks up on the right hearing aids for you.
What’s in it for you? Many hearing clinics are sponsored by medical suppliers or manufacturers and are obligated to sell their products, not considering your individual hearing needs. All Ears in Hearing is a family-owned and run small business, meaning we recommend FM Listening Devices that will indeed assist you.
Too much or too little? When you wear your aid for the first time, you may hear sounds you haven’t heard in a while, and they may sound different from what you remember. Don’t worry, give it time, you’ll get used to the new sounds with time. Keep in mind that you can adjust the volume on your FM Hearing Aid.
Was that sun or son? Whether you’re getting the hearing aid for yourself or a loved one, hearing aids don’t restore your original hearing, and in some circumstances, there might be a gap in hearing. We will help you develop communication strategies, so everything is always clear for the wearer and family.
It’s always good to know what your hearing aid does for you before committing to one. With that said, your aid may from time to time require some fine-tuning. All Ears in Hearing will help you with maintenance, replacing parts and general aftercare service. Please contact us for more information or any with any questions.
The staff at All Ears in Hearing are excellent. They are very helpful and friendly. Rachel explained everything in detail and helped me chose the right hearing aids for me. I'm so happy that I can hear my grandchildren clearly - it's improved my quality of life so much!
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