No, nor will it prevent any further loss of hearing. Hearing aids are designed to make things easier to hear; however they do not restore the normal functioning of the ear.
The life of a hearing aid is approximately five to six years. Many hearing aids are still functioning well after 6 years, while others may need some tune-up and repair services.
The majority of hearing aids today use zinc-air batteries. This kind of battery is made specifically for hearing aids and comes in a variety of sizes, depending on the size of the hearing aid. Hearing aid batteries can be purchased at almost any store that sells regular batteries, including your pharmacy and grocery store.
This depends on the number of hours per day the hearing aid is worn and the type of battery. The larger the battery, the longer it will last. A battery can last anywhere from one week to one month.
There are a few main reasons why two hearing aids can be better than one.
While each person’s experience will vary, hearing aids may allow a person to hear certain sounds they have not heard before (or have not heard for many years). Relearning takes place in the central auditory nervous system and the brain needs some time to sort out this new information entering the ears. You will have a 30 day trial period that allows you time to adjust to your hearing aids and evaluate their benefit.
One reason is that hearing aids are sold in relatively low volume (approximately 1.7 million hearing aids for some 30 million people with hearing loss). Also, the amount of time and money spent by manufacturers on research and development is considerable.
You must first determine whether you are experiencing difficulty hearing and if it is having an impact on your daily function. Your family may have noticed you are not hearing as well as in the past. The degree of hearing loss and the amount of communication difficulty you are experiencing may have an impact on your decision. By having your hearing tested, our audiologists can help determine how much hearing loss is present and discuss the options available to you.
Many factors determine which style is most appropriate for you, including: the degree of hearing loss, the shape of the outer ear, the size and shape of the ear canal, manual dexterity, space requirements for special features, excessive wax in the ears, and drainage from the ears.
The Hearing and Speech Center works with a variety of hearing aid manufacturers. Some hearing aid manufacturers are better for more advanced technology or specialized products that may not be available through another manufacturer.