Hearing Aid System
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Do you have a difficulty following a conversation in a noisy restaurant or crowded room?
Do you sometimes feel people are mumbling or not speaking clearly?
Are you having a problem keeping up at work or in social groups because you miss key pieces of information?
You may be among the one in every ten Americans with hearing loss - that's more than 34 million persons in the U.S.*
*National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
Hearing loss is invisible
Hearing loss, regardless of degree, can interfere with one's ability to participate in the world that greatly depends on communication for social, educational, and occupational activities. The primary mechanism for perceiving sound is through our sense of hearing. It has been described as a critical entrance to the brain, but, when that entrance is blocked or obscured, there may be a miscommunication. It is not easy for others to know that you have a hearing loss just by looking at you. The physical impact is the effect it has on your ability to communicate, learn, and participate in social, educational, and occupational activities.
Losing Your Senses
A loss of hearing may make it seem that others are mumbling or may result in you becoming frustrated. In fact, understanding of speech occurs in your brain, not your ears. If the information your brain is receiving is distorted by a loss of hearing, then it's like reading a book that is missing every other page. You may be able to guess what is missing but most of the time you are going to guess incorrectly.
It took decades for your brain to learn the meaning of sounds presented through normal hearing ears. Now, with a decrease in your hearing, your brain must translate distorted information into meaningful sound. Fortunately, current hearing aid technology is now available to resolve your hearing problems.
What is the Value?
How does better hearing benefit not just you, but your family, friends, and colleagues?
Understanding the value and impact of good hearing to your lifestyle is essential to the process of deciding the right style and hearing aid technology for you. At Florida Ear, Nose, Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery Center, you will be guided in this process and any questions you may have about this important decision will be answered.
S Seriesâ¢: The Widest Range of Advanced Hearing Solutions AvailableOur goal is to maximize your ability to hear so that you can more easily communicate with others. Our evaluations will provide us with an understanding of your communication needs, your personal preferences, and your expectations. Then, together with you, we can use our expertise to recommend the hearing aids that are most appropriate for you.
Technological AdvancementsThe advantages of new digital hearing aid technology include:
Helping you hear better in the situations that are important to you such as being with family and friends.
Relieving the strain and fatigue that comes from a day of not hearing well. You can improve your "listening effort."
Eliminating the possibility of becoming a burden to our family and friends because they have to raise their voices or repeat speech to you.
Providing a courtesy to others. Wearing a hearing aid is not a mark of infirmity, but may be a mark of courtesy to others. Your hearing loss is much more noticeable then hearing aids.
Hearing better in noise. Wearing hearing aids can improve the brain's ability to correlate and process speech when there is a background of competing noise like in a restaurant or crowd.
Localizing and identifying sounds in the environment. Wearing hearing aids allows the auditory system, including the brain, to locate sounds such as warning signals while at work or in the car.
Maximizing your earning potential. Studies have now clearly demonstrated that degree of hearing loss can impact the ability of persons to earn a proper living. Even mild hearing losses can interfere with a person's ability to maximize earning potential. Hearing aids provide a cost benefit if you are still working.
Maximizing your quality of life. We live in a world that depends on communication and the primary channel for communication is through our ears.
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