Have Hearing Aid Questions?
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Can My Hearing Loss Be Corrected?
The most common type of hearing loss is sensorineural hearing loss or “nerve deafness”. In most cases, this type of hearing loss can be corrected through properly fitted hearing aids. The only way to know if hearing aids are appropriate is through a complete evaluation by the Audiologist at The Hearing Doctors (ENT Associates of South Florida). They can properly fit hearing aids Fort Lauderdale residents count on for their daily needs.
Am I Too Old (Or Young!!!) For Hearing Aids?
Hearing loss affects people of all ages. You are never too young or old to be fitted with hearing aids. In our practice, we have patients as young as 2 years old to over 100 years of age. Our sense of hearing is the most important sense we have for communication, regardless of age.
Will Hearing Aids Help With My Tinnitus?
Our practice utilizes several different management approaches to tinnitus, including counseling, amplification (hearing aids), Zen, Neuromonics, and/or tinnitus maskers, depending on the needs and candidacy of the patient.Our audiologists have helped numerous patients to successfully manage their tinnitus. We have participated in a clinical research study involving the use of the Neuromonics Tinnitus Treatment and have been published in the Journal of Otology/Neurotology. Our tinnitus specialists have presented locally as well as nationally on tinnitus treatment options for tinnitus sufferers. If you have hearing aid questions, please contact us.
Do I Need Two Hearing Aids?
If both of your ears have hearing loss that would benefit from hearing aids, then you need two hearing aids. Your brain relies on sound input from both ears to locate the sources of the sound and to isolate speech sounds from noise. Studies have shown that the quality of hearing, especially in noise, improves when binaural (two ears) amplification occurs. Binaural hearing aids allow sound to be received in high fidelity and allow localization of the sound. Additionally, binaural hearing aids allow a person to converse with you from either side of your head, not just on the “good side”.
How Long Do Hearing Aids Last?
You can expect to purchase new hearing aids every 5 years, however, some patients may keep their hearing aids for up to 10 years if they are properly maintained and they are meeting your needs. Hearing aid technology changes as rapidly as the circuitry in computers, and patients may benefit by “upgrading” their hearing aids to improve the quality of their hearing. If you need help deciding on which hearing aids are right for you, contact The Hearing Doctors (ENT Associates of South Florida).
Aren’t Hearing Aids Just For “old” People?
This is one of the most common hearing aid questions that we receive! Actually, most patients develop hearing loss in their 40’s and 50’s as a result of repeated exposure to loud noise in their earlier years, medically related issues, or from genetic predisposition. You don’t have to be “old” to start saying “huh?” or “what?”. Digital hearing aids allow people to enjoy conversations with family and friends, enjoy social activities, and improve their productivity at work.