Hearing aid Relationship with deafness in the elderly

Hearing loss in the elderly is a ubiquitous degenerative disease. There are many factors that cause senile hearing loss. They can be roughly divided into two categories: one is internal factors, including genetic factors and systemic factors (emotional stress, some chronic diseases, such as Hypertension, hyperlipidemia, coronary heart disease, diabetes, liver and kidney dysfunction, etc.; the other is external factors such as environmental noise, high-fat diet, smoking and drinking, exposure to ototoxic drugs or chemical agents, infections, etc. Factors can cause or aggravate the occurrence and development of senile hearing loss.

The main clinical manifestations are:

1.Bilateral sensorineural hearing loss: Most of the senile hearing loss is bilateral sensorineural hearing loss, the degree of bilateral hearing loss is basically the same, showing a progressive increase.

2. High-frequency hearing loss is the main: hearing loss is mostly caused by high-frequency hearing loss. The elderly are not sensitive to high-frequency sounds such as doorbells, telephone ring tones, and bird calls, and gradually reduce sensitivity to all sounds.

3. The speech resolution is reduced, and it is unclear: some elderly people show reduced speech resolution. The main symptom is that although the sound is audible, the resolution is difficult and the comprehension ability is reduced. This symptom begins to appear only in special circumstances, such as the public. On occasion, there are many people talking at the same time, but the symptoms gradually become more and more difficult to talk to others, and the elderly are gradually reluctant to speak and appear lonely.

4.Revitalization phenomenon: Some old people may experience re-vibration, that is, they can’t hear clearly when they speak quietly. They are too noisy when speaking loudly. Their ability to judge the sound source is reduced, sometimes they are compensated by vision, such as when they talk to others. Pay special attention to the face and lips of the other person.

5.Tinnitus: Most elderly people have a certain degree of tinnitus, mostly high-profile, and only appear in the dead of night, and will gradually increase in the future.

Treatment of senile hearing loss: To date, there is no definitive scientific method to reverse the progression of hearing aging. Hearing and hearing experts remind you that you can take scientific attention to preventive health care in daily life. The practice has proved that wearing hearing aids early can greatly delay the rate of hearing loss.

Relationship between senile hearing loss and hearing aids

Wrong point of view: Many elderly patients do not accept hearing aids. They feel that their ears are not completely paralyzed. They are psychologically reluctant to accept the reality of old age. They mistakenly believe that hearing aids belong to disabled products. Some fear that hearing aids will damage their hearing and wear more and more.

Hearing and hearing experts explain:1.In fact, hearing aids, like reading glasses and dentures, are indispensable helpers in the lives of the elderly. Today’s high-tech hearing aids are small and exquisite, and they don’t affect the appearance at all. Wear early Hearing aid Not only does it not damage the hearing, but it can also delay the decline of hearing. This is because modern hearing aid technology is very advanced, based on each customer’s targeted compensation to protect the hearing while improving the user’s language resolution.

2. Hearing aid It can continuously stimulate the auditory nerve, maintain the sensitivity of the nerve, and prevent further hearing loss. If you wait until your ears are completely unclear, the basic hearing is not, the resolution is poor, and wearing a hearing aid is meaningless.

After the age 45, you should review your hearing regularly every year. It is the key to early detection and early intervention.

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