What is a Hearing Aid?
A hearing aid is a small piece of electronic equipment consisting of a microphone, receiver, amplifier and an ear mold. It is operated by a battery and adjustable volume settings. In most cases, people find hearing aids very helpful. Like eye glasses, hearing aids have to be prescribed and especially designed for the person who will wear them. While they amplify sound, they do not restore normal hearing.
Hearing aids cannot be ‘shared’ and are molded and programmed specifically for an individual. The type of hearing aid recommended by an audiologist will depend on:
- the type of hearing loss you have
- your degree of loss