If you’ve been diagnosed with permanent hearing loss, hearing aids may be a solution for you. In fact, there are many hearing aid styles, designs, features and accessories available to suit any preference or activity. All hearing aids have the same basic parts that bring sound into the ear and make it louder. They can help a person with hearing loss hear better in both noisy and quiet settings. They provide the most benefit to people with hearing loss due to sensory cell damage in the inner ear.
If you would like to discuss hearing aids with our audiology team, please contact our office at (717) 728-9700 to schedule a consultation.
Conductive hearing loss is a form of hearing impairment where the transmission of sound from the environment to the inner ear is impaired, usually from an abnormality of the external auditory canal or middle ear. This form of hearing loss can be temporary or permanent. Untreated chronic ear infections can lead to conductive hearing loss.…Read More
Betsey Bell, Au.D., FAAA is Heritage First ENT’s audiologist and hearing aid provider. She earned a Doctorate in Audiology and has spent the last 20 years working with Dr. Abram. She specializes in diagnostic testing for children and adults in addition to hearing aid fittings. Dr. Bell is passionate about matching every patient with the…Read More
There are six major styles of hearing aids. When selecting a style, it is important to weigh its aesthetic appeal with the additional features the hearing aid can contain. Completely in the canal (CIC) This is the smallest style of hearing aid. It sits completely in the canal and is practically invisible. Since it sits…Read More
Hearing aids are complicated electronics. In order to keep the device in top working order, simple home maintenance is necessary. Your audiologist can show you how to perform these cleanings and checks at home. Daily Cleaning You clean your hearing aids daily with a soft, dry cloth. You should check for dirt and grime that…Read More
There are several accessories that are either basic or optional to the use of your hearing aid. A basic accessory is needed for the daily use and maintenance of your hearing aid. Optional accessories are not needed for the daily use of your hearing aid, but can make use easier. Basic accessories include: Cleaning Kits…Read More
Assistive listening systems (ALS) or assistive listening devices (ALD) are amplifiers that bring sound to the ear and separate sounds such as speech from background noise. ALDs improve speech to noise ratio increasing the level of understanding for people who have problems distinguishing speech in noise to the same level as people with normal hearing…Read More