Hearing loss affects all generations. In fact, cases of hearing loss in younger people are becoming more frequent. It’s important to treat hearing loss as quickly as possible because early treatment can often help prevent further damage.
A hearing device that is properly fitted by a hearing health professional will not further damage your hearing. You will find that with the correct hearing device, your overall quality of hearing will improve. At Belmont Hearing Center, we promise to help you find the device that will best suit your needs.
There are devices now that treat all forms of hearing loss. Even mild hearing loss can lead to severe problems. It’s best to treat hearing loss as soon as it is recognized to avoid further damage in the future.
When someone has hearing loss, oftentimes conversations can sound muffled, making them difficult to understand and causing you to strain to hear, which can leave you feeling exhausted at the end of the day. With the help of a hearing device, you can not only amplify sound but also improve clarity. At Belmont Hearing Center, we can provide you with a demonstration of each style of device so you can determine which is best for your lifestyle.
People are integrating technology into their lives every day to add to their quality of life. With any new technology introduced there is a learning curve and adjustment period. Hearing aids are no exception; in fact the use of hearing aids is considered to be a rehabilitative process.
As with any therapy, you start slow and work your way up to the best results. First-time wearers will rediscover many sounds they did not realize they were missing. Some sounds will be delightful while others will be irksome. And yet, even the irksome sounds are a cause for celebration as it indicates the therapy is successful. Using the audiogram, the manufacturer’s software will estimate the best settings to restore hearing as close as possible to normal. The problem is that, in most cases, the brain can’t immediately tolerate 100%. It can be sensory overload. So the settings usually begin at about 80% of predicted needs. Thereafter, amplification is added at a rate comfortable for the patient. In due time they reach 100%.