Southeast Pennsylvania Hearing Aids Specialists
Pinnacle ENT Associates has a reputation for solving hearing problems by creating personalized treatment plans for each patient.
If you are experiencing hearing loss, odds are good that you’ll benefit from a hearing aid.
Today’s hearing aids are smaller and more feature-packed than their predecessors, offering an array of options – which may lead to some of the following questions.
How do hearing aids work?
Learn some tips for choosing the right hearing aid for yourself.
Hearing aids consist of three parts: the microphone, the amplifier and the receiver.
The microphone picks up sounds from the environment and translates those into an electrical signal; that signal is sent to the amplifier.
The amplifier increases the volume and sends this newly altered signal to the receiver.
The receiver (also known as the speaker) converts the electrical signal back into sound where it travels through the ear and is sent to the brain.
How do I know if I need a hearing aid?
Contact us at Pinnacle ENT to schedule a hearing assessment. Your audiologist will perform a number of tests to determine if a hearing aid is the correct treatment for your hearing loss.
Do I have to wear my hearing aids all the time?
The more you wear your hearing aids, the quicker you will get used to them. You should take your hearing aids out before you shower or go to bed
How long does a hearing aid battery last?
The life of a hearing aid battery depends on a lot of factors including the amount of amplification you need, how many hours a day you use the device, the temperature outside and the altitude.
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