What is a Hearing Aid?
A hearing aid is a small electronic device that you wear in or behind your ear. It can amplify some sounds so that a person with hearing loss can listen, communicate, and participate more fully in daily activities.
A hearing aid can help people hear more in both quiet and noisy environments. However, only about one out of five people who would benefit from a hearing aid actually uses one.
A hearing aid has three basic parts: a microphone, an amplifier, and a speaker. The hearing aid receives sound through the microphone, which converts the sound waves to electrical signals and sends them to the amplifier. The amplifier increases the power of the signals and then sends them to the ear through a speaker.
How can Hearing Aids Help?
Hearing aids are primarily useful in improving the hearing and speech comprehension of people who have hearing loss that results from damage to the small sensory cells in the inner ear, called hair cells.
A hearing aid magnifies sound vibrations entering the ear. Surviving hair cells detect the larger vibrations and convert them into neural signals that are passed along to the brain. The greater the damage to a person’s hair cells, the more severe the hearing loss, and the greater the hearing aid amplification needed to make up the difference.
However, there are practical limits to the amount of amplification a hearing aid can provide. In addition, if the inner ear is too damaged, even large vibrations will not be converted into neural signals. In this situation, a hearing aid would be ineffective.
Modern Hearing Aid Technology
For more than 30 years, our professionals have been immersed in the hearing aids industry.With our nearly 4 decades of experience, we have a full understanding of the top technology and devices on the market.
Hearing aids can drastically improve your life if you understand how to use them to their fullest – which is why we educate our patients on the ins and outs of their devices and adjusting to hearing again.
Hearing Aid Leasing
At United Hearing, we have developed a leasing program that is designed for those who are seeking an affordable alternative to the standard of spending $5-7k on hearing aids every 3-5 years. One of the major perks of our leasing program is that we make it worry-free!
The Professional Difference
The hearing instrument specialists at United Hearing Healthcare offer a professional difference.
We form relationships with our patients built on trust, care, and confidence. Too often individuals purchase hearing aids and end up leaving them in the drawer because they are not specifically tailored to their needs. Our professionals understand this concern and work closely with our patients to make sure their hearing aids are providing a successful and comfortable listening experience.
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