Austin Hearing Aid Center provides several educational resources for interested patients, both current and future. The links below contain all of the information needed to better educate yourself on hearing loss, available treatments and the auditory system in general. Arming yourself with the right information can help you identify potential problems early on, as well as easing any nerves you may be feeling before an appointment.
About Hearing Loss
Over 30 million people in the U.S. have hearing loss to some degree. That includes infants, teenagers, adults and senior citizens. Lack of treatment can cause a minor hearing problem to become more severe over time. Visiting an audiologist and having a hearing test completed is the best way to determine if you could benefit from hearing aids.
Consumer’s Guide to Hearing Aids
There are countless brands and styles of hearing devices in the industry. Along with the different models, there are recommended features that can tailor your devices to your specific hearing loss, lifestyle and budget needs. Every hearing aid has a benefit, but it’s important to understand which ones are ideal for your particular wants. Knowing the pros and cons of the top hearing devices in the world will shorten a buying list considerably. This guide works as a resource to find out the latest hearing features in the industry.
Frequently Asked Questions
Patients should never have to leave an audiologist’s office with unanswered questions. Sometimes a question doesn’t present itself until much later after the appointment. The FAQ covers the questions most asked by patients regarding hearing health and treatment. These are the most common inquiries when dealing with hearing loss, getting a hearing aid and dealing with the new experience. The FAQ is also helpful to ease the mind of patients that are wanting to prepare for their first appointment with the audiologist.
How Hearing Works
A better understanding of how hearing works leads to a better approach when dealing with hearing health. This includes learning more about the things that can put you at risk for hearing loss, such as: genetics, exposure to loud noise, trauma and aging. Gain a better understanding of how your auditory system works to help you take the best care possible of your hearing.