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Hearing Frequently Asked Questions

Your hearing health is an important part of your well-being, so it’s natural that you have questions about hearing loss and hearing aids. Below are some frequently asked questions from our patients. If you have a question you don’t see listed below, then call us today. We would be happy to answer your hearing questions and to schedule you for an appointment.

On average, hearing aids will last anywhere between 3-7 years. When properly cared for, your hearing aids could last for even longer. It’s important to bring your hearing aids in for regular cleanings every six months, as well as store them in a safe, dry place when you’re not using them.

If you are new to wearing hearing aids then the best way to adjust to them is to wear them every day. Even if you are not interacting with anyone it is best to wear your hearing aids so you can adjust to hearing everyday sounds that you have been missing. While adjusting to your hearing aids it is important to remain patient. The more often you wear your hearing aids the quicker you will adjust to hearing sounds again.

One of the main reasons we keep demo units in the office is so you can see for yourself just how small and discreet today’s hearing aids are. You can be standing right next to someone in a conversation and often they’ll never even notice your hearing aids. Many hearing aids now come in a variety of colors that can match your hair color or skin tone, so no one will even be able to notice your hearing aid.

Hearing loss can be caused by a number of factors. The most common causes of hearing loss include genetics, age, loud noise exposure, medications, infections, head or ear trauma, or a blockage in the ear canal. Whatever has caused your hearing loss, we can perform a hearing evaluation to determine if you could be helped by hearing aids.

Yes, hearing aids with Bluetooth capability are able to connect straight to your smartphone. This allows you to control your hearing aids through specific apps. With this control, you can stream phone calls, music, and other audio directly to your hearing aids. You can also control the volume of your hearing aids, check your battery status, and do so much more!

When left untreated hearing loss will worsen over time. The main problem with not managing hearing loss is that you will lose your speech comprehension and it becomes harder to hear again even after you receive hearing aids. Managing hearing loss at the first signs with hearing aids will help to slow the progression at which your hearing worsens as well as ensure you don’t lose your ability to comprehend speech.