Hearing aids are one of today's most common treatment for hearing loss. Of course, understanding hearing loss and its symptoms can help you determine if a hearing aid is right for you. Learn more about this topic by reading below, and contact Dr. Paul Conrad at ENTLC in Maysville, KY, for treatment!
Do I have hearing loss?
Though hearing loss does not occur in one definitive moment, it does have some signs of its presence:
- Trouble hearing others, especially in a crowded environment, such as a restaurant
- Problems hearing others on the phone
- Asking others to repeat themselves often
- Often feeling as though others are mumbling
- Others tell you that the TV or radio is too loud, but you think it is at a normal volume
What is a hearing aid?
A hearing aid has three parts: a microphone, an amplifier, and a speaker. The aid takes in sound through the microphone, amplifies it within the device, then plays it out into the ear at a higher volume. Hearing aids come in all shapes and sizes, including models which fit completely within the ear, lay within the ear, or wrap around the ear. No matter your preferences or level of hearing loss, you can work with your ear, nose, and throat specialist to find the best model of hearing aid for you.
Hearing aids in Maysville, KY
If you think that you may be suffering from hearing loss, your doctor will suggest a hearing test. The test will involve you wearing a headset and identifying various frequencies of sounds and in which ear they are played. The test takes only a few minutes and helps your doctor investigate your symptoms to diagnose the severity of your hearing loss and determine the best way to treat it.
For more information on hearing aids or hearing loss, please contact Dr. Paul Conrad at ENTLC in Maysville, KY. Call (606) 759-4852 to schedule your hearing test with Dr. Conrad today!