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Hearing FAQs

At The Hearing Clinic, we understand hearing loss and hearing aids can feel overwhelming. But we are here to offer our support and knowledge through every step of your hearing journey. Below we’ve gathered some frequently asked questions to help you better understand how hearing aids work and what they can do for you. If you have any additional questions, or just want to talk to us about your hearing, then call us today.

Commonly Asked Questions

Although hearing aids won’t restore your hearing back to what it was before you had hearing loss, they will help you hear significantly better. Hearing aids allow you to hear sounds you haven’t heard in years and they give you clarity to understand speech. Nothing will restore your hearing back to normal but hearing aids will let you hear better and communicate more efficiently with those you love.
In order to keep your hearing aids functioning properly it is important to clean them regularly. Earwax and sweat can build up in your devices because they are in your ears all day long. When you take them out at night you should clean them with a dry, clean cloth. Simply wiping them down will remove any excessive debris. For them to function optimally you should bring them in for professional cleaning every 6 months.
Adjusting to hearing aids is different for everyone. For some people it takes a few weeks and for others it can take a few months. It is important to be patient. Wear your hearing aids as much as possible. The more you wear your devices then the faster you can adjust to hearing sounds again. During the adjustment period if you ever feel overwhelmed or that you’re not adjusting, then come in and we’ll help you.
At The Hearing Clinic, we let our patients try out hearing aids for 30-45 days. Giving patients trial periods on hearing aids lets them make the decision for themselves if those devices are going to be a good fit. We understand hearing aids are an investment. That is why we let you try them out and see how they help you hear better.
If your hearing gets worse, we can reprogram them to a different amplification. Hearing aids generally last 5-7 years, so you don't necessarily have to buy a new hearing device even if your hearing changes.
If you experience a ringing, buzzing, or whooshing sound in your ears then you may have tinnitus. Tinnitus affects over 50 million Americans and can occur occasionally or be persistently annoying. Tinnitus can now be treated with hearing aids with special tinnitus masking features. Come see us at The Hearing Clinic so we can diagnose and treat your tinnitus.
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