People of all ages can lose their hearing and regardless of how young or old you are, it is not an easy thing to live with. Some babies are born, unable to hear but in many of these instances the cause is due to hereditary problems. As we then grow up through life we can at any time be subject to a very loud explosive noise which could result in us losing our hearing that way. There are also accidents which cause a knock on the head and that too can lead to hearing loss however, the most common cause of hearing loss today is age.
As we get older our hearing gradually becomes weaker and in many instances an elderly person may not realize just how bad their hearing has become until a relative or friend tells them. Fortunately with today’s modern technology and advances in medical sciences, companies like those at Audika.dk can provide both the young and old with a hearing aid which will suit their needs and help them to cope with their disability.
Although Audika.dk and other hearing aid providers provide the hearing aids via their online resources, they can still offer free hearing tests to ensure that when the person receives their hearing aid, it is the right one for their level of hearing loss. Some of these companies may even offer free trials with some of the hearing aids to ensure that the customer buys the one which they are most comfortable with.
There are of course several different designs for hearing aids as some fit around the back of the ear, some rest in the ear and others actually fit inside the ear and it are these that the customer can try in order to ensure they can be worn comfortably. Once the type has been decided, it is just a matter of making adjustments to the correct one to ensure it is suitable for the customer’s level of hearing loss.
The around the back of the ear hearing aids are possible due to there being small bones behind the ear which the hearing aid relays sounds to. The small bones then transfer those sound waves through the skull directly to the brain which then interprets those waves and the person “hears”.
The hearing aid which rests in the ear is just a miniature sound system with a receiver, amplifier and speaker and although these are popular, some people prefer the in-ear hearing aids as they cannot so easily be seen with the naked eye. These “invisible” hearing aids are similar to the hearing aids which rest in the ear except they are placed inside the ear, in the ear canal making them almost invisible to other people.
Although all three of these types of hearing aid can be very effective, the wearer may feel more comfortable with one type as opposed to another and of course, the three types will usually differ in price, depending on the brand you opt for.