Hearing Questions

Problems and questions of hearing health related.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET USED TO A HEARING AID?

IT CAN TAKE MONTHS FOR ONE TO GET ACCLIMATISED WITH HEARING AID. SMALL CHANGES RIGHT FROM THE START CAN BE NOTICED, BUT IT’S IMPORTANT TO BE PATIENT. PROFESSIONAL HELP MIGHT BE NEEDED DURING THIS ACCLIMATISATION PROCESS.

WHAT ARE THE 3 TYPES OF HEARING LOSS?

HEARING LOSS AFFECTS PEOPLE OF ALL AGES AND CAN BE CAUSED BY MANY DIFFERENT FACTORS. THE THREE BASIC CATEGORIES OF HEARING LOSS ARE SENSORINEURAL HEARING LOSS, CONDUCTIVE HEARING LOSS AND MIXED HEARING LOSS.

CAN HEARING LOSS BE CURED?

GENERALLY SENSORINEURAL HEARING LOSS CANNOT BE CURED.HEARING LOSS IS TYPICALLY TREATED WITH HEARING AIDS.

WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON CAUSE OF HEARING LOSS?

THE MOST COMMON CAUSE OF ACQUIRED HEARING LOSS IS DUE TO AGE. HOWEVER, HEREDITY, EXPOSURE TO LOUD NOISE,MEDICAL CONDITION, UNFORESEEN ACCIDENTS ALSO ACCOUNTS FOR OVER ONE QUARTER OF PEOPLE AFFECTED BY HEARING LOSS.

HOW MANY YEARS DOES A HEARING AID LAST?

HEARING AIDS GENERALLY CARRY WARRANTY OF TWO TO THREE YEARS. VARIABLES AFFECTING THE LIFESPAN OF A HEARING AID INCLUDES HOW WELL THE INSTRUMENT IS BUILT, HOW WELL IT’S MAINTAINED, AND HOW MUCH WEAR AND TEAR IT EXPERIENCES BEING WORN IN YOUR EAR FOR MANY HOURS A DAY.

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