Benefits of Wearing Hearing Aids
Benefit: It's a blessing for families. Most hearing impaired persons are not aware how much conversation they are missing. How frustrating it is for family members to communicate with them.
Benefit: It can give your life back, you can hear the television, on the telephone, you can engage in conversation
Benefit: It's state-of-art technology, invisible, comfortable, you forget you are wearing them
Benefit: The odd option of turning people off, if they are annoying you. Normal hearing persons don't have that option.
What to Expect From Hearing Instruments
Adjusting to hearing aids takes time and patience but the result is worth it.
Patience and Practice - You will have to relearn to hear with amplification. It will take time and a willingness to practice listening and hearing skills that you likely haven't used in several years. At first you may find some sounds overpowering and you may get tired easily. This is perfectly normal. Your brain will need time to catch up to all the new stimuli.
Sound Quality - Your new hearing aids will amplify specific frequencies that you require for better understanding. Your own voice and common everyday sounds will sound different until you get used to amplified sound. Start the relearning process slowly. Begin by wearing your instruments for a few hours each day gradually increase the duration. Give yourself time to reacquaint yourself with common sounds. You will hear sounds when they are in front of you. So when communicating with others, place yourself where you can see the other persons face. You will be able to hear better and pick up facial gestures.
Proper Care Required - Your hearing aids must operate in moist, hot and oily conditions. Proper care and daily cleaning are required to ensure they last for a long time. Always keep your instruments dry. Ensure that you remove them before swimming or showering.
Instrument Adjustment - Your instrument controls and batteries are smaller than most items that you handle on a daily basis. It will take practice to get used to inserting, removing and adjusting your instruments as well as changing their batteries.
The Proper Attitude - Having a positive attitude is one of the most important factors to better hearing. The experience other's have with hearing aids has no bearing on your success.
What Hearing Aids - Over time, you will get so used to your hearing aids that you will forget that you even have them on.
How much does a hearing aid cost?
Hearing aids can be expensive. The more sophisticated the technology the more expensive the hearing aid. Those that have tried lesser qualities of hearing aids and have limited success or those who work in noisy environments that strain their hearing it's worth the investment if you can afford it. Hearing aids range from approximately $1,000 after the grant to $3,000 per aid depending on the quality. We price match any hearing aids.