Hearing is a vital part of everyday life for many people. It can be devastating when you realize that you are starting to lose your hearing. There are a few different ways that you can realize that you are losing your hearing: you have to ask people to repeat what they say; you can't understand a movie without subtitles; or, people ask why you have your television on too loud. Also loved ones might start to notice that you are losing your hearing. It is very important that you get treated as soon as possible as hearing loss can be treated much better if it is caught early. One of the best ways that you can be treated for hearing loss is with a hearing aid. Here are a few things that you can expect when starting to look into hearing aids.
Trip To The Audiologist
It is going to be very important that you schedule an appointment with an audiologist so they can assess the significance of your hearing loss. They will put you through a series of tests to see what kind of hearing loss you have and how significant it is. You will be given headphones and asked to raise your hand when you hear a beep. The beep can come through one headphone or the other, and they will ask you to raise the corresponding hand. After the tests, your audiologist will discuss what type of hearing aid is best for you.
Get The Hearing Aid
There are many people that go to an audiologist and are told that they need to get hearing aids, but do not want to. For some people it can be embarrassing to have hearing aids, but there is nothing to be embarrassed about. At age 65, one in three people will have a hearing loss. There is no reason to be ashamed or embarrassed because it is a common health problem. So, rock those hearing aids.
Take Care Of The Hearing Aid
You are going to want to make sure that you are taking good care of the hearing aids, no matter what type of hearing aid that you have. Your hearing aids should be cleaned out at the end of each day. You will want to make sure that you have a wax pick to get any debris off of the hearing aid. Also make sure that you never shower or wash your face with your hearing aids in. Put your hearing aids in after you have finished getting ready for the day so hair spray or gels do not damage the hearing aid.