FAQs

Why am I able to hear but not understand what is being said?

Hearing loss affects people’s capacity to hear high-pitched noises while preserving their ability to hear lower pitches. This means that anything in the lower range is loud and clear (for example, traffic noise, a group of people’s babbling, etc. ), but the important high pitches that give words clarity are not audible. As a result, many people say that they can hear great but can’t understand what is being said.

Is it possible for me to benefit from a hearing aid?
Yes. Hearing aids can be beneficial if they are selected correctly. Because noise causes sort of hearing loss (i.e., good hearing for low-pitched noises but poor hearing for high-pitched sounds), some hearing aids will perform significantly better than others. Choosing the right hearing aid will help enhance clarity by restoring high-pitched sounds without distorting or increasing undesired background noise. They should be nearly undetectable while yet being comfy.
Is a hearing aid really necessary for me?
When a hearing aid is required, there is no certain degree of hearing loss that must be met. However, in our experience, most patients wait too long to test their hearing, resulting in greater hearing loss and a decline in their abilities to perceive speech.

Everyone’s requirements and lifestyles are unique. It’ll be up to you to be honest with yourself and recognise when your inability to hear effectively is affecting your communication and relationships with others — socially or professionally.

Is it true that wearing a hearing aid will make my hearing worse?
No. Hearing aids are limited in volume to avoid damaging the ears. Although a hearing aid will not prevent your hearing from deteriorating over time, it will aid in the brain’s ability to comprehend the information provided to it by the ears.

Understanding speech necessitates not just the ability to hear sounds but also the ability to put them all together in order to make sense of them and identify what they signify. The brain is deprived of stimulation by noises that are altered by hearing loss if you do not wear a hearing aid. As a result, the ability to process and use these noises deteriorates.

How long will my hearing aid last?
Hearing aids usually last four to five years, and in some cases much longer. Of course, how well they are cared for and how much they are worn play a role. To be cautious, you should figure on a five-year lifespan for your hearing aids. The primary reason for this is that hearing aid manufacturers are required to provide support for any discontinued hearing aid for at least five years after it is discontinued. If it breaks down after this period, you may not be able to find spare parts for it, and it will be considered beyond repair.