Hearing amplification by hearing aid devices
What should I do if I can’t hear well?
If you find that you are having trouble hearing, the first step is to visit aphysician, preferably an ear, nose and throat specialist. Many hearingproblems can be corrected by a doctor. When hearing loss is accompaniedwith ear wax buildup, dizziness, drainage, or ear pain, it is especially important to see an ENT specialist immediately, as this could indicate a serious health problem.
If you believe you may need a hearing aid, it is still vital to see an ear, nose and throat specialist or audiologist to evaluate your condition and the degree of hearing loss. By going to a doctor or audiologist, you will be able to
undergo hearing tests to determine the exact type of hearing loss you are suffering from and rule out any other potentially serious health issues related to hearing loss.
Where can I purchase hearing aids?
An ear, nose and throat specialist or audiologist, such as ENT in Cayman Ltd. can provide hearing aids that are custom fit to your personal hearing needs and ear shape.
Are there different kinds of hearing aids?
Hearing aids vary in types and can range in price according to the style and features. Different styles of hearing aids include Behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids go over the ear and connect with a tubing and connect to custom-fit ear pieces. Open fit receiver-in-the-ear (RITE) aids are a newer design of the BTE that fit over the ear but are nearly invisible. In-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids fill the outer portion of the ear and fit inside the beginning portion of the ear canal. Half-shell aids are even smaller than the RITE or ITE hearing aids and are less visible to others. Completely-in-the-canal (CIC) are the smallest and least visible aids, which are located entirely on the inside of the ear.
The best hearing aids for you will depend on the degree of your hearing impairment as well as your preference. An audiologist with ENT in Cayman Ltd. can help you to determine the best hearing aids for you.
Will I need a hearing aid in both ears?
If hearing loss is present in both ears, patients should be using two hearing aids. It is difficult to hear out of only one ear, especially in a noisy environment.
What are the benefits of using hearing aids?
Using a hearing aid does not involve a surgical procedure, and is custom-fit and comfortable when purchased through a qualified ENT specialist or audiologist. Using a hearing aid improves hearing almost immediately without much downtime or pain. If you are having difficulty hearing, the first step towards better hearing is to schedule an evaluation with an experienced ear, nose and throat doctor.