Devices to Help
With Hearing Loss
Hearing loss can affect an individual in every aspect of their life: work, leisure activities like concerts, conversations with family and friends, and home life. By improving the way in which sound is transmitted, people are able to feel normal, communicate effectively, and have an overall better quality of life.
Hearing aids are electronic, battery-run devices that correct a patient’s specific hearing frequencies that need correction to facilitate better hearing.
Assistive listening devices, alerting devices, and cochlear implants can help some people with hearing loss. Alert systems can work with doorbells, smoke detectors, and alarm clocks to send you visual signals or vibrations. For example, a flashing light can let you know someone is at the door or the phone is ringing. Some people rely on the vibration setting on their cell phones to alert them to calls.
Cochlear implants are electronic devices for people with severe hearing loss. They don’t work for all types of hearing loss.