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Hearing Loss and Help with Hearing Aids

Over 28 million Americans could benefit from hearing aids. Yet, many people hesitate to get fitted for them because they’re afraid of what others might think, cost, personal comfort, and the use of unfamiliar technology. Nevertheless, avoiding the use of hearing aids can result in further damage, such as loss of brain function and an increase in other health risks like dementia.

Modern hearing aids have numerous benefits, are discreet, and can easily be integrated with other technology like smartphones.

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The Benefits of Hearing Aids

  • Improve ability to hear and listen with ease
  • Reduce background noise
  • Better locate sounds and their direction
  • Less likely to withdraw and become solitary
  • Lessen your chances of dementia, depression, and avoidable accidents
  • Improve your quality of life
  • Slow symptoms of cognitive decline
  • Improve mental health and mood
  • Lower your chances of stroke, peripheral vascular disease, and heart attack

If you struggle with hearing loss, find out more about hearing aids and how they can help.

How Hearing Aids Work

People in various stages of hearing loss struggle for an average of 10 years before getting help. But what many people don’t know is that hearing aids are available in various types and offer extra benefits like background noise filters, sound masking capabilities, and the ability to appear invisible.

Hearing aids work to amplify sound using a system of three critical components. A microphone on the hearing aid picks up sound and converts it into a digital signal. Next, the amplifier increases the strength of the digital signal. Then the speaker produces the amplified sound directly into the ear.

FAQs

Learn more about the most commonly asked questions regarding hearing aids.

How Much Do Hearing Aids Cost?

The average cost of a hearing aid is anywhere from $1,000 to more than $3,500 per device. However, that shouldn’t deter you from exploring your options for cost coverage through insurance and other forms of financial assistance.

Are Hearing Aids Covered With Insurance?

Not always. However, you should still look into what your insurance offers and see if there are any cost-saving benefits for hearing aids. Dr. Pasha’s office accepts numerous insurance plans and can file claims for patients looking for full or partial coverage through insurance.

What Is the Average Life of Hearing Aids?

The average lifespan of a hearing aid is between three to seven years. The better you care for them, the longer they are likely to last.

Tips to improve your hearing aid’s life expectancy:

  • Keep them away from moisture.
  • Stay on top of changing their batteries.
  • Keep your hearing aids clean from dust, debris, and ear wax.
  • Change wax filters.
  • Handle your devices carefully and store them in a dry place.
Is Hearing Loss Common?

Yes. Hearing loss is common and mostly affects men and adults over the age of 55. Overall, one in eight people in the U.S. over the age of 12 suffer from hearing loss in both ears.

Anyone with hearing loss has one of three types:

  • Conductive (outer or middle ear)
  • Sensorineural (inner ear)
  • Mixed (combination of the two)
What Causes Hearing Loss?

The top causes of hearing loss, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, include age, genetics, and damage to the ears.

If you think hearing aids could benefit you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Pasha.

Searching for Help With Hearing Loss?

Book an appointment with Pasha Snoring & Sinus Center to find out more about selecting hearing aids to fit your needs.