Patients that seek amplification sooner in their hearing loss journey adapt to hearing aids quicker than those who wait.
Most individuals lose hearing slowly over many years, however, when a hearing aid is worn, the patient receives that hearing back in one day. The brain needs time to adapt to the new sounds from the environment.
This time is revered to as the adaptation period. This adaptation period takes longer in individuals that have been deprived of sound for extended periods of time. Additionally the longer the brain goes without receiving the sound input it needs, the more likely the person is to experience auditory deprivation.
Auditory deprivation means that the brain is no longer able to translate the meaning of sounds. For example, even if the letter “s” is made audible, the patient is unable to understand what the letter means anymore. Timely treatment of hearing loss with hearing aids can reduce the risk of auditory deprivation.
- Audiological evaluation
- Free demo of hearing aids
- Real ear verification of amplification
- Tinnitus therapy
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