Hearing aid maintenance guide
Hearing loss can affect the quality of your every day life. It can be difficult to struggle to hear when people are talking to you, and it can be a hassle to continually ask people to repeat themselves. Even worse is when you can't ask someone to repeat themselves, such as at the movies or a show, or during a lecture or meeting, and you miss out on what's being said.
However, you don't have to suffer with hearing loss. A hearing aid is a device that helps magnify sound so that you're able to hear everything you need. Some devices will even work to block out background noise so that the sound you want to hear is highlighted.
Digital Hearing Aids
Digital hearing aids are the latest in hearing assistance technology. The process breaks sound waves down into a string of numbers so that sounds are broken down more completely. Creating a better sound than earlier analog hearing aid models, digital hearing aids can be built to be small and discreet, and yet provide clarity and better processing of sound waves.
Behind the Ear Hearing Aids
There are four different types of hearing aids: completely-in-the-canal (CIC); in-the-ear (ITE); in-the-canal (ITC); and behind-the-ear (BTE). Behind the ear devices are the most frequently chosen type of hearing aid because they offer flexibility that other types don't.
Behind the ear hearing aids sit comfortably behind the ear and amplify sound through a tube into a fitted mold that sends sound towards the ear drum. The process is simple and effective.
Discount Hearing Aids
Hearing aids can be expensive, but they are well worth the cost! If finding the right hearing aid seems out of range of your budget, you can look for discount or wholesale hearing aids to help you.
The best way to find deals on hearing aids is to search the Internet. There are a number of different online companies that offer discount hearing aid prices because they don't have to spend the money on a brick-and-mortar business. With low overhead and high stock, these companies can offer large discounts on the newest models.
You may also want to look into your personal or workplace health insurance plan to see if subsidization is available.
Battery for Hearing Aids
Another pricey venture is powering your hearing aid. Replacing a battery for hearing aids isn't cheap and depending on the model you're using, you may need to change your battery frequently. Digital hearing aids go through batteries faster than analog models. But no matter what type of hearing aid you use, there are some easy things you can do to maintain battery life:
- Don't store batteries where they may get hot or wet.
- Keep tabs on the battery until you're ready to use it.
- Don't carry a battery in your pocket where contact with metals such as keys can short it out.
You can also consider a rechargeable battery for hearing aids.
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