In hearing aid matching, patients often ask whether wearing hearing aids will cause further hearing loss. The answer is No.

Before fitting hearing aids, patients need to carry out a series of hearing tests and assessments. It includes pure tone audiometry, acoustic immittance and speech test. If the patient meets the standards of hearing aid matching, then select the matching according to the patient’s own audiogram. In addition, for patients undergoing the initial matching, the matching technician will keep the amplification to a certain extent, and will not adjust to the maximum volume. After a period of adaptation, the volume will be further increased until the patient is satisfied. Secondly, the maximum sound output of the hearing aid will not exceed the uncomfortable threshold of the patient, that is to say, it will not make you uncomfortable and ensure that the hearing will not be further reduced.

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Nowadays, the use of analog hearing aids has been gradually replaced by < a href = "" target = "_blank" > digital hearing aids < / a >. One of the biggest advantages of digital hearing aids is the compression function of the voice. In daily wear, there is a sudden strong sound (such as door closing sound, car horn, etc.), and the hearing aid will compress such a loud sound in a few thousandths of a second to ensure that it will not transmit excessive sound to the ear. The fitter can even reduce the strong sound instantaneously through setting, which is the instantaneous noise reduction function. This further ensures that the hearing aid wearer will not cause secondary hearing damage due to loud voice.

In outpatient trial wear, patients often reflect that there is “noise” in the hearing aid, worried that it will affect hearing. In fact, this is not the “noise” that the patient thinks, but because of the hearing loss of the patient, the original objective existence of the small sound can not be heard, and after wearing the hearing aid, these small sounds are amplified, the patient mistakenly thinks it is noise. At present, the background noise and distortion components of hearing aids are far better than the national / international standards. For example, the background noise is far lower than the noise of our daily quiet office, almost no harm to the existing residual hearing.

Therefore, for the hearing loss patients, wearing hearing aids does not affect hearing. Generally speaking, with the growth of age, the physiological functions of human body gradually decline, inner ear hair cells apoptosis, hearing function decline. In addition, other basic diseases (such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, etc.) may also cause hearing loss. Therefore, the progressive hearing loss in the elderly patients with deafness has little to do with whether they wear hearing aids or not. Without hearing aid, it is certain that hearing function and brain function decrease.

Jinghao hearing aid reminder: hearing aid wearing requires professional “matching”, so it is very important to choose a professional hearing aid matching center and a hearing aid tester! If you have any hearing problems, you can call Jinghao for consultation, or come to the matching center for experience. Hearing aid free consultation Tel.: + 86-18566295705


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