Learn about hearing aids from your Valdosta ENTs.
Are you concerned about your hearing but not sure if a hearing aid is the right option for you? Thomas E. Phillips, M.D.; Ronald V. Allen, M.D.; and Theodore J. Kanne, M.D.; your Valdosta ear, nose and throat doctors, are here to explain how a hearing aid can help you hear better.
What type of problems are best suited for hearing aids?
Hearing aids are a good choice if your hearing loss is caused by damage to the hair cells in your inner ear. Damage can occur due to aging, as a side effect of taking certain medications, or if you have been exposed to loud noises.
If you've experienced any of these symptoms of hearing loss, a hearing aid may be a good choice for you:
- You must frequently ask people to repeat words or entire sentences.
- Conversations are difficult because you only hear some of the words your coworkers, friends and family members say.
- You turn up the volume on the TV to a comfortable level for you, but others complain that it's too loud.
- Going to the movies is a waste of time because it's too difficult to hear the dialogue.
- Keeping up a conversation with someone who is in another room is difficult.
- Everyone you meet seems to mumble.
- It's difficult to hear conversations when using the telephone.
- You've been experiencing problems at work or at home because of your problem.
What can a hearing aid do?
Hearing aids not only make words and sounds louder but also reduce background noise. Thanks to innovations in hearing aid technology, there's never been a better time to wear hearing aids. Both analog and digital hearing aids can help you hear one-on-one conversations better. When you're in a noisy setting, such as a restaurant or sporting event, background noises will be less obvious. It will also be easier to hear telephone conversations and keep up with the action on your favorite TV show.
Finding the best hearing aid for you starts with a visit to your ear, nose and throat doctor. Call Thomas E. Phillips, M.D.; Ronald V. Allen, M.D.; and Theodore J. Kanne, M.D.; your Valdosta ear, nose and throat doctors, at (229) 244-2562 to schedule an appointment and hearing test.