Better Hearing Takes More Than Luck
Posted by Hearing Northwest on March 08, 2013
The decision to begin using hearing aids is both an exciting and unnerving one. After noticing the signs and effects of hearing loss, the benefits of pursuing a hearing aid usually becomes very evident. Yet when evaluating hearing aids for the first time, the common misconception is that they will fully restore lost hearing abilities. This expectation, however, is not always met. Around St. Patrick’s Day we want to illustrate the steps required to achieving better hearing, rather than just letting first-time users to rely on good luck.
The reason a hearing aid can’t fully restore hearing abilities is actually due to the way our brains process sounds. When someone has untreated hearing loss for an extensive period of time, the brain can forget how to process and recognize certain syllables or words that may have gone unheard. While today’s hearing aids are sophisticated enough to make the amplification of sounds clear and comfortable, even in noisier environments, regaining speech comprehension requires time to adjust to new sounds as well as practice in listening.
Our MyAudibel program offers fun and interactive hearing games that provide a perfect opportunity to practice speech comprehension with hearing aids. These games are designed to help those who have made the smart investment in hearing aids to get the most out of them. Your hearing is our concern. We want to be with you at every step in the journey to better hearing to ensure you get the optimal listening benefits. To get started simply give us a call or submit your information on our Contact Us page.