There are many options of hearing aids available today. We understand your hearing health can seem confusing when you don’t have the right professional to talk to. At Active Ear, we will be with you through every step of your hearing journey. Below are some common questions our patients ask us about hearing aids and hearing loss. If you have a question you don’t see listed below, then call our office today. We would be happy to talk to you and help you any way we can.
Do hearing aids help with tinnitus?
› Tinnitus is caused by damage to the tiny hairs on the inner part of your ear. These damaged hairs send signals to the brain to indicate they are receiving vibrations or noise. For many people, this can sound like ringing or a buzzing in the ears. Hearing aids help by allowing your brain to focus less on the ringing symptoms of tinnitus and more on environmental sounds. Hearing aids also have settings to help mask the sounds caused by tinnitus.
Will hearing aids restore my hearing back to normal?
› Hearing aids will greatly improve your ability to hear by providing your ears and your brain with the proper sound signals you need to process information. However, they will not restore your hearing back to what it was before you had hearing loss. Hearing aids are advanced minicomputers that will allow you to hear better than you have in years and will even prevent your hearing loss from worsening.
How long do hearing aids last?
› Hearing aids typically last for about 5-7 years before they need to be replaced. However, if you take good care of your devices and bring them in for regular check-ups and cleanings, then they can last you for an even longer time. If you take good care of your devices and bring them in for regular check-ups and cleanings, then they can last you for an even longer time.
Can I connect hearing aids to my phone, computer, TV, etc.?
› Yes! Many hearing aids come with Bluetooth capabilities, allowing you to connect them directly to your favorite devices for easier listening. Let us know if this is a feature you’re interested in and we’d be happy to help you connect your devices.
Is it difficult to adjust to wearing hearing aids?
› Adjusting to hearing aids doesn’t have to be difficult. It’s important to be patient. If you’re not used to wearing hearing aids, then it will take some time to adjust to the feeling of them inside your ears and to hearing sounds again. The best way to adjust is to wear your hearing aids every day and to come in for your follow-up visits. If something doesn’t feel right with your hearing aids, we want to make it right. Just remember, the more often you wear your hearing aids the quicker you will adjust to better hearing.
Do I really need hearing aids if I can hear some sounds?
› Hearing loss can range from mild to severe. Even if you have a mild hearing loss it’s important to manage it with hearing aids. Hearing aids will provide your brain with the proper stimulation it needs to remain active and healthy. Also, the sooner you manage your hearing loss then the less likely it is to worsen. Being proactive about your hearing health is important to your overall well-being and will ensure you can hear the voices of your loved ones for the years to come.
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Oshkosh, WI 54904