If you have trouble hearing, you are not alone. Many people who have hearing loss find that hearing aids are comfortable, convenient and most importantly, effective.
Hearing aids have a small microphone that enhances and changes sound as it enters your ear canal. You can program digital hearing aids to react to different surroundings. For example, you can change your hearing aid programming to accommodate group settings, one-on-one conversations or the hustle and bustle of a shopping centre. With this modern technology, you'll find that you're able to hear and communicate better in all the situations you encounter each day.
Maintaining healthy hearing with a hearing aid improves your health in other ways as well. Hearing loss has been linked to the development of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia by several key studies. The risk for both diseases increases with age as well as with hearing loss, but the latter effect can be counteracted by using a hearing aid.
With advances made in hearing aid technology, many people are surprised at just how effective hearing aids are at capturing sound. The audiologist will discuss whether hearing aids will help and he or she will recommend the best hearing aid style for your particular situation.
Modern hearing aids incorporate a range of high-tech features. Common options include the following:
Hearing aid users can further enhance the device's capabilities by adding optional accessories. Choose from a variety of additions that will make your hearing aid even more dynamic.
An FM system permits users to hear clearly when the source of the sound is far away while substantially reducing the negative effects of background noise. For example, it can raise the volume level of the television for one person while remaining at a lower volume for others in the room.
The system consists of a remote microphone that is placed near the source of the sound you wish to hear. A receiver worn by the user picks up the signal from the remote microphone. The receiver can either be a neck loop or a specially-fitted boot that attaches directly to a behind-ear hearing aid.
Assistive Listening Devices
We offer a range of assistive listening devices that can help solve specific hearing problems, such as amplified telephone handsets and special headsets. Our friendly staff can help find the ideal device for you.
When you can't hear as well as you used to, help is available. At Intouch Hearing, we can perform a hearing test to diagnose your level of hearing loss. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at any of our five locations throughout Central Ontario.