Frequently Asked Questions

If you feel you are missing out on sounds which people around you are not or if you feel you can not identify certain words within a conversation you may be suffering from a hearing loss and may need to consult your audiologist.
The inability of an individual to hear sounds up to an upper limit of 20db in all frequencies is termed as a hearing loss.
The treatments of Hearing Loss depend on the kind of loss the patient has. Depending upon the type of hearing loss, Medicinal, Surgical or Hearing Aid fitting treatments may be recommended.
In cases where medicines or surgery is ruled out, hearing aids are the only treatments available.
There are two types of Hearing aids- the digital as well as the analog hearing aids. To understand the difference between both please visit the link.
The Style of a hearing aid suitable would be basis the hearing loss and the covering capacity of the hearing aids device. Please consult your audiologist for the best suitable styles for yourself.
Any hearing aid device you wear needs to be properly cleaned from time to time; it needs to be protected from water at all times; You need to handle the battery properly, take it out when not in use to prevent discharge and for in the canal hearing aids one also needs to change the wax guard whenever required.
If you have a bilateral hearing loss then the answer is a compulsory Yes! For unilateral or single sided hearing loss an individual is advised to wear hearing aid on the affected side.
There are two types of Hearing aids- the digital as well as the analog hearing aids. To understand the difference between both please visit the link.
The life of the hearing aid depends on the care and maintenance one does. However in general all digital hearings aids may work well over 8-10 years.
The hearing aid battery life depends on the battery size. A typical Completely in Canal hearing aid (Link to the CIC page) battery may go up to 6-8 days and a Behind the Ear Hearing Aid may go up to 12-15 days.
If you are using a digital hearing aid then there may not be any damage but for analog hearing aids there is certainly a chance of further damage.
None of the hearing aids should be tried in water. There are certain companies which have brought out water resistant BTE Models; however it is still advisable not to use them in water as there may be a battery discharge