Can I obtain Financial Assistance for hearing aids?
Are new types of hearing instruments available?
How can i care for my hearing aid?
How can I adjust to my new hearing aids?
What questions should i ask before buying a hearing aid?
Which hearing aid will work best for me?
Do all hearing aids work the same way?
Are there different styles of hearing aids?
How can I find out if I need a hearing aid? How do I know if I have hearing loss?
What Is The Main Cause of Hearing Loss?
- Chemotherapy and radiation treatments
- Certain antibiotics
- Wax buildup
- Ear and viral infections
Are There Different Types of Hearing Loss?
Conductive hearing loss results from problems in either the middle or outer ear or occasionally both. The auditory nerve functions normally, but sound is prevented from reaching the inner ear.
Sensorineural hearing loss is located in the inner ear. The loss of sound sensitivity is the result of damage to the auditory nerve and/or auditory hair-cells.
Mixed hearing loss is the result of a combination of both conductive and sensorineural factors.
Central Hearing Loss, the problem lies in the central nervous system
How Prevalent Is Hearing Loss?
Is It Possible To Be Hearing-Impaired and Not Know It?
Can I Live with Hearing Loss?
How often should I have my hearing tested?
How do I care for my new hearing aids?
- Wipe or brush away any visible wax build-up or debris from the instruments, paying close attention to the small openings where sound goes in or out.
- Leave your hearing device’s battery door open at night to allow air to circulate and dry it out.
- Purchase a hearing aid dehumidifier, a Dri-Aid Kit, or a Dry and Store Box — they are inexpensive, simple to use, and provide a handy storage spot.
- If you perspire heavily, take a moment to remove your hearing aids and wipe off excess moisture with a tissue.
- If you wear behind-the-ear hearing aids, consider a moisture guard.
- Avoid leaving your hearing aids in direct sunlight, glove compartments or environments where excessive heat can build up.
- If your hearing aid isn’t working and you suspect a moisture problem, do not attempt to dry it in the microwave or with a hair dryer; moisture will often evaporate on its own if the device is left open to dry (please see above).
- Avoid using sharp objects to poke the small delicate openings—this often results in unnecessary damage and costly repairs
- If the tubing or other components come apart, call for an appointment this usually needs to be replace by a profession and is often a very low/no cost service
- Should the battery become stuck in the instrument, do not attempt to remove with sharp objects—this often results in unnecessary damage and costly repairs. In many cases a professional can take care of this quickly and prevent further damage.
- Keep replacement batteries on hand.
- Keep hearing aids and batteries out of reach of pets and children.