Hearing correction largely depends on the type of hearing loss that it is meant to treat. Not all treatments work for the same levels or types of hearing loss. In this blog, we’ll look at the different methods of hearing correction, which can include but is not only limited to hearing aids. Read on to learn more!
Hearing Correction 1: Medical Treatment
The first type of hearing correction is medical treatment. Remember, the two determining factors for an approach to treatment are hinged upon the actual cause of the hearing loss, and how profound it is. For hearing loss due to age, there is no absolute cure. Measures such as medications and surgery are especially effective against conductive hearing loss. Although medical treatment may not be a necessary option, it is still a good idea to see your hearing care provider for further advice on how to proceed.
Hearing Correction 2: Hearing Aids
In fact, it may well be that your doctor will recommend you get fitted for hearing aids. Hearing aids are where your hearing care provider can step into the process of hearing correction. During the consultation with your hearing care provider, which hearing aids you should choose will be determined. This consultation can also help determine if other assistive devices could help. Your lifestyle, hearing needs, and concerns about your hearing are all factored into the decision to choose hearing aids or other assistive devices for hearing correction.
Hearing Correction 3: Other Assistive Devices
The third method of hearing correction involves other assistive devices. These devices can supplement the hearing aids’ ability to provide hearing support, or can be used in place of them entirely. The devices can come in one of two types: signaling/test display and assistive listening devices. How do they work?
Signaling/test display devices can convert sound and keystrokes into visual or vibratory input forms instead. A written version is another possibility. However, assistive listening devices function much more like traditional hearing aids. Any sounds they receive are amplified through detecting the sounds closer to their original source. This method eliminates the problems of distance, background noise, and reverberation. The sound is then channeled directly to either the ears or the hearing aids.
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