Hearing aids are a great tool to help people with hearing problems. But there are many different types, and it can be tricky to select the right one without the right guidance. That’s why we’ve put together this guide on choosing hearing aids for you or your loved ones and what you need to know before doing so. Below you will find all the information on how hearing aids in Adelaide work, as well as lots of useful tips on what to look for when browsing through them!
Do You Want an Automatic or Manual Hearing Aid?
There are two major types of hearing aids: automatic and manual. Automatic hearing aids are controlled by the brain, meaning they automatically turn on when an auditory signal is detected. They usually have a tiny microphone inside and a transmitter that sends the signal to your ear canal.
This is why they’re called “internal” hearing aids, worn inside the ear without any outside device. For maximum comfort and discretion, we recommend our small “kickstart” automatic devices that can be implanted inside your ear without any visible sign but with many benefits. You can read more about them below in detail!
What Are the Main Components of a Hearing Aid?
Automatic or manual, the two major types of hearing aids have some components in common. They all feature an ear mild, which fits inside your ear and may be removable or non-removable. This piece is very important, protecting your ears from harmful air pressure and sound waves.
It also helps keep the device in place and ensures that sounds reach your ears properly. The next major component of every hearing aid is its receiver and a microphone that makes it possible for you to hear better by amplifying incoming sounds. Some models have an internal receiver, while others work with a small receiver connected to an ear mild via a wire.
Do You Want to Replace Your Hearing Aid Often?
Most manufacturers recommend replacing your hearing aids every 3-5 years or when they stop working properly. The good news is that the replacement process is quite simple and affordable, with most devices costing less than $500. For a small fee, you can have your device replaced and continue using it without any hiccups.
How Long Do Hearing Aids Last?
Adelaide Hearing aids have a lifespan of about five years if used every day for about 8 hours. However, in some cases, they can break sooner because of water damage or battery issues. For example, hearing aids with telecoils and programs that adjust to your needs have a longer lifespan because they use more battery power.
What Is the Volume Control on A Hearing Aid?
The main purpose of the volume control is to allow you to turn the sound amplification up or down while wearing your hearing device. Also, make sure you take note of the type of button used for this purpose: some experience better results with a rotating button, while others prefer a sliding switch.
Even though hearing aids aren’t as expensive as expected, you should always look for the best value for money. When browsing through hearing devices, please take note of their features and determine whether they suit your needs. You should also ask your healthcare professional to help you find the right type and model.