A hearing aid is a small electronic device that is worn either behind your ear or inside the ear canal itself.
They work by amplifying the sound vibrations entering the ear allowing neural signals to be passed along to the brain, these are then turned into words and environmental noises for the wearer. The greater the hearing loss, the more amplification required from the aid.
Hearing aids have three parts: a microphone, an amplifier and a speaker. The sound is received through the microphone before being converted into electrical signals that are picked up by the amplifier. The amplifier then enhances the sound to the speaker which is located inside the ear, allowing the individual to hear and translate sounds more easily.
Benefits of Hearing Aids.
A person with hearing loss who wears hearing aids can participate in conversations in a more comprehensive manner as they are able to listen and communicate easier with their friends and loved ones, making it a more enjoyable experience for everyone involved.
The level of improvement, however, is dependent on the type of hearing loss detected and the hearing aid chosen by the wearer.
Hearing aids come in a variety of sizes with a wide range of technology attributes. Starting from as little as $495 (incl. GST) for a pair (after the Government subsidy) there is a hearing aid option to suit you and your current lifestyle/budget situation.
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