Hearing Loss FAQs
First, have a hearing examination performed by a trained professional. This will help determine the nature and level of your hearing loss and rule out any conditions that might require medical attention. Many hearing losses can be successfully treated with hearing aids, but only one-fourth of those who could benefit from hearing aids actually do so. Schedule your free hearing test and consultation here.
First, understand that a hearing aid will not completely restore your hearing. What it will do is enhance sound so you can hear better. Since hearing loss is gradual, over the years you may have become unaccustomed to normal environmental sounds such as traffic noise, the hum of a refrigerator or background conversation. When you begin wearing a hearing aid, you will need to re-educate your brain to practice selective listening, the ability to choose only those sounds which you wish to hear.
Wear your hearing aids as much as possible so you will become skilled at recognizing sound direction, learning what hearing aid settings work best in different situations.