FAQS

30 Apr, 2016

What is the most recommended hearing aid?

April 30th, 2016|

There is no one hearing aid that is right for everyone. The best hearing aid for you depends on your type of hearing loss, lifestyle, budget and other considerations. To find the best hearing aid for you, be sure you consult a qualified hearing health professional who offers a broad range of hearing aid types [...]

30 Apr, 2016

Are there any hearing aids that you can program yourself?

April 30th, 2016|

It is not recommended that you try programming your own hearing aids. Programming requires the advanced training and familiarity of different technologies that are part of the training of hearing health professionals. They take into account objective measures based on your hearing tests. That is why programming your own instrument is not recommended.

30 Apr, 2016

Which hearing aids are considered top of the line in terms of both engineering and form factor?

April 30th, 2016|

Every hearing aid manufacturer offers a range of products with basic, advanced and premium features. Your best option is to find a hearing center that carries a range of manufacturers to give you the broadest selection possible.

30 Apr, 2016

Which hearing aid is the most comfortable?

April 30th, 2016|

Ear canals can vary in size, so there is no one type of style that is most comfortable. Generally, softer materials tend to be more comfortable. The best way to determine your comfort level is to experience with the various options in your price range.

30 Apr, 2016

Which hearing aid is the most affordable?

April 30th, 2016|

The most affordable hearing aids will be the basic models offered by every hearing aid vendor. You may find their features to be sufficient for your type of hearing loss, or you may choose to invest in more advanced features that improve the sound quality.

30 Apr, 2016

What causes hearing loss?

April 30th, 2016|

A variety of factors can cause hearing loss. The most common causes include exposure to loud noises, the aging process, heredity, infection and more. There are two types of hearing loss. When something stops sounds from getting through the external or middle ear, it is called a conductive loss. Or, there may be a problem [...]

30 Apr, 2016

What are some ways I can prevent hearing loss?

April 30th, 2016|

Since exposure to loud noises has been proven to damage your hearing, wear hearing protection such as earplugs if you will be in a noisy environment. Any sound louder than 80-85 decibels can damage your hearing, and extended exposure to sounds above 90-95 decibels can result in a permanent hearing loss or ringing in the [...]

30 Apr, 2016

What are some early warning signs of hearing loss?

April 30th, 2016|

Some of the more common signs of hearing loss are an inability to hear conversations on the phone or TV, trouble following two or more people talking at the same time or in settings with a lot of background noise, and confusion about where sound is coming from. People with hearing loss may miss parts [...]

30 Apr, 2016

How do you test for hearing loss?

April 30th, 2016|

A variety of tests are used to diagnose hearing problems. These include: Audiograms – Used to measure how well a person hears. This test is performed in a sound-proof room using an audiometer and earphones. Tympanometry - Assesses the status of the eardrum and middle ear. Otoacoustic emission testing (OAE) - Provides a measure of [...]

30 Apr, 2016

What treatment options are available for hearing loss?

April 30th, 2016|

Treatment of hearing loss depends upon the type and severity of hearing loss. Possible treatments for hearing loss include: Hearing aids. An ever-growing selection of hearing devices is available, including programmable and digital models. Shohet Ear Associates offers the broadest selection of hearing instrument types, styles and manufacturers - giving you reliable and outstanding hearing [...]

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