What Hearing Aids Can Do for You
By South Coast Ear, Nose & Throat
September 26, 2019
Category: Otolaryngology
Tags: Hearing Aids  

If you think you are losing your hearing, it can be a scary experience. Your hearing is precious and if you are losing your hearing, hearing aids can help. If you are missing out on the sounds of everyday life and avoiding conversations because of hearing problems, or f you are avoiding social situations because of the embarrassment of hearing loss, hearing aids can help.

The ENT specialists at South Coast Ear, Nose & Throat in Port St. Lucie, Florida offer a wide range of services including hearing aids, to help you hear better. They have convenient office locations in Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce, and Okeechobee, Florida to help you.

So, how do you know you might be losing your hearing? There are some signs and symptoms you may recognize. You may be losing your hearing if you:

Need people around you to speak more clearly, loudly, or slowly

Can only hear muffled speech and sounds

  • Have problems picking out consonants in words
  • Have problems distinguishing words from background noises
  • Are avoiding social situations and conversations because of hearing problems

If you think you might be losing your hearing, hearing aids can restore your ability to hear and enjoy the sounds of your life. There are many types of hearing aids to choose from including:

A CIC (completely in the canal) hearing aid; CIC aids fit entirely in your ear canal, which means they are the least visible hearing aid. They don’t have a directional microphone or volume control.

An ITE (in the ear) hearing aid; ITE hearing aids fit around your outer ear, or the lower part of your ear. They have a volume control and are easy to handle, but they are more visible than CIC hearing aids.

A BTE (behind the ear) hearing aid; BTE hearing aids hook over the top of your ear, resting behind the ear. They have a tube that connects to an earpiece inside the ear canal and are the largest hearing aid. They have excellent sound quality.

Cochlear implants are an excellent option if you have severe hearing loss. They are placed inside the ear and compensate for parts of your ear that aren’t working efficiently.

Hearing aids can restore your hearing and enhance your enjoyment of life. To find out more about hearing aids and what they can do for you, call the ENT specialists at South Coast Ear, Nose & Throat, with offices in Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce, and Okeechobee, Florida. Call today.