The Effects of Hearing Loss and Sound Voids™ can be minimized if:
Step one: The interview
Purpose: To help your Audiologist determine the extent of your problem and uncover any specific areas requiring further attention.
Some Typical Questions:
Step two: The examination
Purpose: To help your Audiologist professional determine whether the hearing problem you are experiencing could be caused by an obstruction or damage to the ear canal or ear drum. Your AudigyCertified professional will use a special instrument called an otoscope or video otoscope to inspect the outer ear.
Step three: The hearing tests
Purpose: To help the hearing care professional determine the nature of your hearing loss. Your Audiologist may include hearing tests like the following, may be used depending on their assessment of your needs:
Step four: Treatment options
Hearing Aids come in a variety of designs, with a wide range of functions and features to address an individual’s specific needs. The most basic components include a microphone, an amplifier, a receiver, and (in the case of digital hearing aids) a small computer. The unprecedented effectiveness of modern digital systems comes from a powerful combination of professional expertise, software, and hardware.
Surgery & Implants
Devices surgically inserted into the ear to improve hearing, facilitate lip-reading, and make it easier to distinguish certain sounds. Typically, these are most helpful to deaf or profoundly hearing-impaired people unable to use hearing aids.
A few examples of surgical implants:
Assistive Listening Devices
Specialized technologies that help people with all degrees of hearing loss. These devices can facilitate improved face-to-face communication, reception of electronic media, telephone reception, and reception of important warning sounds and situations.