If you have hearing loss caused by inner ear damage, or if your brain has particular difficulty processing sound, speech becomes even more difficult to comprehend. This is where your audiologist steps in.
In a soundproof room, your audiologist, among other things, will assess your ability to recognize sounds and understand words presented with a comfortable volume. Following this hearing evaluation, your audiologist will review your hearing aid options.
Because not all hearing aids are created equal, Associated Audiologists tailors hearing aid technology recommendations to your individual needs, and we have verification measures to make sure that your hearing aids are perfect for you. We also use cutting-edge technology.Here’s why the better hearing aid is worth the investment:
Every hearing aid contains a processor, which is designed to help you pick up speech in a noisy situation. It won’t block out background noise, but the more sophisticated the processor, the more likely you are to pick up the essential sounds.Plenty of other factors affect how you benefit from hearing aids, including
- Your residual hearing ability
- The listening environment
- Your hearing aid technology
- How that technology is working.
It’s important, too, that you wear your hearing aids every day; the more you wear them, the easier it becomes for them to assist your brain in processing sound. That way, when a complicated or especially noisy situation arises, your hearing aids will be able to help you comprehend the essentials.Do you have trouble comprehending speech or sounds in noisy environments? Request an appointment
with your hearing care professional today to see how the right hearing aids can help!About Timothy Steele, Ph.D., FAAA, CCC-A Dr. Steele is president of Associated Audiologists, Inc., and has extensive experience in the field of audiology. He is a clinical assistant professor and has an ad hoc graduate faculty appointment at the University of Kansas Medical Center, where he teaches audiology coursework and he provides clinical instruction for audiology programs in the region. He earned his doctorate of philosophy in audiology degreefrom the University of Kansas.