Those with hearing loss know how much it can affect daily life.
Simple things like hearing a package left at the door or a question from a neighbor may be missed. It can also cause significant distress when steady communication with family suffers or accidents occur that might have been avoided by sound cues. Hearing aids are a non-invasive, discreet option for hearing loss that can completely transform these areas of your life.
Working with a skilled doctor is a crucial part of making sure your hearing aids work properly and provide the solution you need for your hearing loss. Pembroke Pines, FL, audiologist Dr. Maria Roa is educated and qualified to assess and treat your hearing concerns with knowledge and care. At South Florida ENT Associates, we offer comprehensive ear, nose, and throat treatments to provide better quality of life for you and your loved ones.
Hearing loss occurs when the ability to perceive sounds is diminished or lost entirely. There are several types and causes of hearing loss, some of the most common being aging, noise exposure, disease, trauma to the ear or head, and genetics.
Loss due to aging is a gradual and natural loss of hearing that occurs as a person ages. It is the most common type of hearing loss and can be caused by changes in the inner ear or damage to the hair cells in the cochlea. Noise-induced hearing loss is caused by exposure to loud noises over a prolonged period. Along with these reasons, hearing loss can also be caused by inner, middle, or outer ear problems or side effects from medications.
Hearing aids are small electronic devices that amplify sound and improve hearing for those with most types of hearing loss.
They are non-invasive and consist of a microphone, amplifier, and speaker that work together to pick up sound, make it louder, and deliver it to the ear. Before it can be prescribed, a hearing assessment will be performed, typically by an audiologist, to determine the type and degree of hearing loss.
The style of the prescribed device will depend on the individual's hearing needs, preferences, and lifestyle. Most modern hearing aids use digital technology to process sound, allowing the device to be programmed to specific hearing needs, such as filtering out background noise or enhancing speech sounds.
While the decision to get hearing aids can be life-changing, many patients delay seeking treatment due to uncertainty or embarrassment.
In the vast majority of cases, when those suffering from hearing loss start using them, they wish they had done so sooner. A few benefits of hearing aids include:
The best way to determine if you are a candidate for hearing aids is to be assessed by an experienced audiologist.
While they cannot correct every hearing issue, about four out of five people who could hear better with hearing aids are not currently using them. Many different kinds of hearing loss can be addressed, and if yours is treatable, there is likely a type and style of device that will fit your needs and lifestyle.
During your consultation for hearing aids Pembroke Pines audiologist, Dr. Maria Roa, will get to know your medical history and specific hearing goals and perform an assessment using the Real Ear Verification system. Once the type and degree of loss have been determined, the appropriate device can be chosen and fitted. Working with a skilled audiologist ensures that they are programmed to amplify sounds at the appropriate frequencies and volume levels. Hearing aids come in various styles, including behind-the-ear (BTE), in-the-ear (ITE), in-the-canal (ITC), and completely-in-the-canal (CIC).
After your assessment, if it is determined that hearing aids are a good choice for you, the chosen device will be ordered, and a fitting appointment will be scheduled. At your fitting, your hearing aids will be calibrated to fit your exact needs and address the specific challenges you are experiencing. To ensure you are getting the best possible results, another follow-up appointment will be planned so you can provide feedback to Dr. Roa and perform any fine-tuning.
Hearing aid care is relatively straightforward, only requiring some simple daily cleaning.
You will be provided with some specific guidelines on how to properly care for your devices and good ear hygiene while wearing your hearing aids. Most Pembroke Pines hearing aid patients are thrilled with the results and feel that they are able to function more fully in their day-to-day lives.
At South Florida ENT Associates, we are committed to providing our patients with safe and effective solutions for a wide variety of sinus, allergy, and hearing issues. Our Pembroke Pines audiologist, Dr. Maria Roa, is highly qualified and has extensive experience and training in hearing aid fitting, including advanced Real Ear Verification to ensure that her patients receive the specialized care they need. Our entire team is dedicated to providing our patients with top-quality care and excellent results.
Find out if hearing aids might be a great option for you. Call us at (954) 953-3860 or conveniently schedule an appointment online now.
They are very common, and up to 80 percent of hearing issues can be corrected with the use of hearing aids.
Yes, they require FDA approval and are thoroughly tested for safety. Your audiologist will ensure that your device is set to the correct volume for your hearing needs.
The cost of hearing aids varies depending on what type of device is needed and what the particular hearing needs are.
In many cases, they are not covered by medical insurance. However, there are exceptions, and patients should contact their insurance provider for full details.
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