What are the common causes of hearing loss?
There are several causes. The main ones include excessive noise, infections, genetics, birth defects, infections to the head or ear, aging, and reaction to drugs.
What are the different types of hearing loss?
- Conductive: Is typically the result of obstructions in the ear. Can usually be treated medically or surgically.
- Sensorineural: The most common type, it occurs when the inner ear nerves (and hair cells) are damaged and do not properly transmit auditory signals to the brain. Can be treated with hearing aids.
- Mixed: A combination of sensorineural and conductive.
What are the consequences of hearing loss?
Many facets of life like meeting phone calls,watching TV, simple conversations can be very tiring for people with hearing loss. Following a discussion with several participants requires intense effort. Diffciulty in active communication which ultimately leads to isolation. Quality of life diminishes noticeably.
How does a hearing aid work?
The microphone in the hearing aid picks up the sound in the environment and changes it to electrical energy that goes to the amplifiers and other modifying and adjusting circuits. The modified electrical signal is then sent to a speaker (receiver) and delivered to the ear. The newest aids are smart enough to amplify certain sounds or frequencies that are tailored to each hearing loss.
How will a hearing aid improve my quality of life?
Research on people with hearing loss and their significant others has shown that hearing aids play a significant factor in a person's social, emotional, psychological and physical well-being.
More specifically, treatment of hearing loss has been shown to improve1:
- Ease in communication
- Sense of control over your life
- Social participation
- Perception of mental functioning
- Emotional stability
When you consider all the benefits of better hearing, you can see that hearing aids hold great potential to positively change your life.
What are the different types and styles of hearing aids?
Today's digital hearing aids come in a wide variety of sizes and style from those that sit behind the ear to completely invisible hearing aids and feature different technology levels to match your specific needs and budget. Visit Dandekar Hearing Services
to see for yourself.
How do I know which hearing aid will be best for me?
There are several factors that will determine which hearing aid will be the right one for you. They include the nature and severity of your hearing loss, your lifestyle and the activities you regularly enjoy, your job, your eyesight and dexterity, and the size and shape of your outer ear and inner ear canal. Our Audiologist at , Dandekar Hearing Services
will be able to advise you as to the best choice for you.
What is the cost of hearing aid?
The cost range of hearing aids is as wide as the products available. What will suit you depends on the extent of your hearing loss, the style you prefer, and the technology it features. You deserve to hear the best you can and a hearing solution can add value to your experiences.
What are the payment options?
We Accept cash, cheque , and all major credit card at our clinic without any extra charge.