Research shows that only 20% of individuals who could benefit from a hearing aid have one. At Massachusetts Ear, Nose and Throat Associates in Chelmsford, Woburn, and Concord, Massachusetts, as well as Nashua and Derry, New Hampshire, the team of ear, nose, and throat specialists provides hearing aids to amplify sounds so you can hear more clearly. Schedule your hearing evaluation and treatment consultation over the phone or book one online today.
Hearing aids are small devices that sit in your ear to assist with hearing. If you have limited hearing or hearing loss, a hearing aid amplifies sounds that come into your ear so you can listen to people around you and comprehend speech.
Each hearing aid consists of three different parts: a speaker, amplifier, and microphone. Sounds enter the microphone on the device, then go through the amplifier and into your ear via the speaker.
The team at Massachusetts Ear, Nose and Throat Associates welcomes you in for an initial visit where the team asks about your hearing loss and performs an exam. They can direct you to a type of device that will serve its purpose well in your case.
Hearing aids offer users considerable benefits. Whether or not you realize it, the loss of your ability to hear can have a major impact on your well-being that hearing aids can help resolve.
A few of the benefits of using hearing aids to improve your hearing are:
Of course, there may be more specific benefits for your personal life. The team makes sure you have hearing aids that work well so you can enjoy the complete list of benefits of better hearing. They also provide hearing aids for children.
There are several types of hearing aid and customization options for your devices. Some devices are analog, meaning they amplify sounds by turning them into electrical signals. Other hearing aids are digital, meaning they convert sounds into numerical codes before amplifying them. Digital hearing aids are more adjustable than their analog counterparts.
You also have options for how the hearing aid fits. At Massachusetts Ear, Nose and Throat Associates, you can get:
BTE hearing aids use a hard plastic piece that fits behind your ear attached to the earmold that fits in the front of your ear canal. This type is available for mild to severe hearing loss.
ITE hearing aids fit inside the front of your ear canal and have no part for the outer ear. You can customize them with devices like telecoils, which make it easier to hear people speak over the phone. This type can treat mild to severe hearing loss but is not the best choice for growing children because it needs to be fit to the size of your ear.
Canal aids fit inside the ear canal. In-the-canal hearing aids are sized and shaped for your ear canal, while completely-in-canal hearing aids are nearly hidden as they are deeper inside the ear.
Bone-anchored hearing systems are surgically implanted, unlike the other three types of hearing aids. They send sounds directly into your inner ear through the skull bone.
Find out more about different styles of hearing aids by scheduling an appointment over the phone or booking online today.