Learning to wear hearing aids can be a difficult adjustment to your life, and you may feel that the hearing aids just aren’t working for you. Like wearing glasses or healing from an injury, it takes time to learn how to wear your healing aids and get the most out of them. Many people often take their hearing aids out as part of the adjustment period. It is better to try to wear them as often as possible for better hearing results.
In recent months, over-the-counter hearing aids recently have found their way onto the retail market. This has made it easier to purchase hearing aids without the hassle of going to your doctor, however without a proper exam and fitting with an experienced hearing specialist, you may not be getting the results you want.
Visit your Audiologist
There are many different reasons why you might not be hearing as well as you should. A hearing specialist is trained to diagnose your hearing and determine what type of hearing aid will work best for your situation. El Dorado Hearing specializes in helping patients struggling with hearing aids and retraining the brain. Schedule an appointment with our experts to help your brain learn to adjust to hearing aids, or find a new hearing aid that works best for your needs.
Yearly visits to your audiologist are recommended, especially after you turn 60 years old, as hearing loss often arrives with maturity and aging. It is important to ensure you are healthy and hearing well.
Audiologists are specialists who can help you hear better. At El Dorado Hearing, we use modern technology and audio exams to pinpoint your hearing loss as an individual. In addition, we use live speech mapping technology and professional tools to program hearing aids to meet your individual needs. We place tiny microphones in your ear canal to measure the hearing aid’s response and your body and brain’s unique interpretation of the sounds.
A screen displays a visual response of your hearing during the assessment, using real-time to monitor feedback with high-tech equipment. Our audiologist will show you the results, suggest adjustments and work with you for maximum results. Audiology testing allowing us to program the right hearing aids to meet your needs and help you start to enjoy the sound of hearing once again.
Not All Hearing Aids The Same
The rise in over-the-counter hearing aids have caused quite the stir in our industry. We have found that these cheaper “one-size-fits-all” hearing aids are not working for everyone. The problem with over-the-counter hearing aids is that they are not specifically programmed to your hearing loss needs. Similar to going to the optometrist to obtain the correct prescription for glasses, your hearing aids are the same way.
No two people experience hearing loss the same way, which is why having custom hearing aids make all the difference in how your brain will hear and process sound.
Over-the-counter hearing aids are designed for people with mild hearing loss. No professional care or support is provided during this process. They are often less expensive, lack sophistication, and are not accurate in providing better hearing.
Prescription hearing aids are individually programmed for each patent. An audiologist spends time working with you, discussing your lifestyle before providing you with options of what type of hearing aid will work best for you. Our experts are here to help with insurance questions, financing, and payment options for custom hearing aids.
When hearing aids are not working effectively, call our office. Hearing aids require regular maintenance and cleaning to ensure they can work properly. If your hearing aids are causing problems, here are a few troubleshooting tips to ensure your hearing aid is working properly:
- Change the batteries
- Check for moisture in the hearing aid.
- Clean earwax buildup as it can distort hearing
- Improper fitting hearing aid
- Uncomfortable hearing aid
If your healing aids aren’t working, call El Dorado Hearing. We specialize in tinnitus management, hearing aids, and hearing loss solutions. Let our experts help you find the best hearing aids for your needs and be on your way to healthier hearing.