How Do Hearing Aids Work?


A hearing aid has three basic parts:

  • microphone
  • amplifier
  • speaker

The hearing aid receives sound through a microphone, which converts the sound waves to electrical signals and sends them to an amplifier. The amplifier increases the power of the signals and then sends them to the ear through a speaker. (Via the National Institute of deafness)

In order to get the most out of your hearing aids, you first need a good fit. We’re here to help.

Your results from the hearing test and how well you hear in various environments will help determine the optimum setting for your hearing aids. After we’ve chosen the desired type of hearing aid we both feel will work with your hearing loss and lifestyle, we will teach you how to properly put in and adjust your hearing aids.

The Hearing Place will also provide the following advice for using your hearing aids:
• How to properly wear your new hearing aids
• Advise on how to operate and adjust your new hearing aids for different environments
• Provide tips for when wearing hearing aids
• Provide tips for the best care for your hearing aids

*Please note, a good fit may require a follow-up visit.

Getting used to hearing aids made take a few days. It is advised to write down your impressions of the sounds you hear. Based on how well you hear in everyday settings, we can help you make any necessary adjustments to your hearing aids.

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