Hearing aids are exactly what they declare – aids. They do not declare themselves as cures.
No two people have the same hearing loss or affliction, and one size most certainly does not fit all.
So, whilst the problems are infinite, currently the solutions are finite – alt0ough there is now a tremendous range of highly technical and adjustable options available. However, if you are a wearer, and you find yourself having difficulty hearing conversations, especially with background noise, you may be frustrated that your hearing aid is insufficient.
It may also be the case that you have simply not been prescribed the correct aid in the first place.
You may have made your purchase on the back of a ‘life changing’ promise you saw advertised on the internet or in a newspaper.
There may have been some ‘small print’ telling you it wasn’t compatible with your phone or tv, and that it wouldn’t adjust to background noise, which you may not have detected. All of this points to the importance of selecting a good, reputable audiologist, with whom you can form a solid, helpful, professional relationship. Your audiologist will familiarise themselves with the level of your issue, as well as your lifestyle and expectations you will have of your aid. That said, there is also a selection of listening accessories which may be able to help you and boost the effectiveness of your hearing device.
Award winning audiologist Steven Hale offers Phonak devices designed to help enhance one to one conversation, increase media and TV reception, mobile phone interaction and reduce background noise, as well as remote, table-top and lapel worn microphones. So, before you decide that your aid is useless, talk to us and see if we can help!
Book an appointment with Steven Hale today
Steven’s summary: We can help to guide you to the correct product(s) you need. These will vary, depending on where you are struggling and what make and model of hearing aids you have. Get in touch so that we can discuss your options.