Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss 101 – Part 3/3

In parts one and two of this three-part blog series, we’ve covered the basics of what hearing loss is, the signs and symptoms, causes of hearing loss, common features of a hearing aid, and how a hearing aid device can help you.  Now in part three, we’ll learn about the benefits of wearing a hearing aid, how to take care of a hearing aid, and where you can find affordable hearing aids online.

 What are the benefits of wearing a hearing aid?

Treating your hearing loss with a hearing aid can dramatically increase your quality of life and open the world back up to you. You will be able to do things like communicate more easily with your family and friends, hear soft sounds you haven’t heard in a long time, listen to the television or radio at an acceptable level, and be able to communicate easier in a noisy environment like a restaurant or in a large group of people.

There are limitations to what hearing aids can do for you, however. Hearing aids do not restore normal hearing. Unlike eyeglasses, which can restore your vision to a perfect 20/20, hearing aid devices can only improve your hearing – not restore it completely.

 Getting used to wearing hearing aid devices takes time.

It takes everyone some amount of time to get used to wearing a hearing aid. There will be sounds you will hear that you may not have heard in an awfully long time, and that can take some getting used to! Wearing them regularly in order to get familiar with the different features, learning how to put them on and take them off correctly, and testing them in different environments is important to fully maximize their incredible benefits.

 How do I take care of my hearing aid devices? 

Taking the time to learn how to properly care for and maintain your hearing device with not only extend its life but will also ensure you’re hearing the best you can. Here are some tips to keep your hearing aid functioning its best:

  • Always remember to turn your hearing aid off when you’re not using it.
  • Regularly clean the tubes of earwax, dirt, and debris once a week. Do not use water or chemical solvents to clean your hearing aid.
  • Keep your hearing aids away from heat and excess moisture.
  • Do not apply hairspray and hair products while wearing hearing aids.
  • Replace your hearing aid batteries promptly and regularly.
  • Remember to keep your hearing device in a safe place when not in use – away from pets and small children.
  • Keep your hearing aid in a protective case when traveling to avoid damage.
  • Consider investing in a hearing aid dryer or dehumidifier to store and care for your devices overnight.

Where can I find affordable hearing aids online?

In the past, the only way to access hearing aids was by going through the expensive process of seeing an audiologist and having them order the hearing aids for you. Along with that came the added expenses of bundled pricing, markups, and future fittings and care.

We at Otofonix have changed that by offering high-quality, affordable hearing aids at a reasonable cost that can fit within most budgets. By removing the middleman and selling directly to you, our customer, we can save you thousands of dollars and give you your quality of life back at a fraction of the cost.

We also happily provide free, unlimited, 5-star customer service support to help guide you every step of the way—before and after your purchase! Don’t let traditional hearing aid costs stop you from getting the help and hearing aids you need. Let us help find the right hearing aid for you and your level of hearing loss. Just call one of our friendly customer service hearing technicians today at (704) 380-0508 or visit us at www.otofonix.com!

Looking for a hearing clinic near you? Visit our audiologist directory HERE