Your doctor may suggest getting a hearing aid if you have hearing loss. While a hearing aid won't cure your hearing loss, it can help mitigate the results of it. A good hearing aid can let you hear more clearly and hear frequencies you may have been missing, like the higher levels of people's voices. If you are going to get a hearing aid, you may want to see what it will take to get a custom-fitted hearing aid.
Custom-Fitted Hearing Aid
To get a custom-fitted hearing aid, your doctor will need to send you to an audiologist. They will be able to get a mold of your ear and tell you about the different styles of hearing aids and which one they think will work best for you. What kind of mold the audiologist takes of your ear will depend on what type of hearing aid you are going to get. Depending on the amount of your hearing loss, your doctor and audiologist may recommend one style of hearing aid over another. The audiologist will have to make a mold of your entire ear, the conch of your ear, or your ear canal, depending on the recommendations. If you get an in-the-ear hearing aid, also called an invisible hearing aid, the audiologist will have to mold your ear canal since the hearing aid sits in the canal. If you get one that is low profile, it sits in the bowl of your ear, so that is the part that the audiologist will have to mold. So, why should you get a custom-fitted hearing aid?
One reason is that your hearing aid is going to be more comfortable for you to wear for hours at a time. If you get a non-custom hearing aid, the audiologist will do their best to make sure that you have one that fits as well as possible, but if your ear has structural differences, it can be hard for a more generic hearing aid to fit comfortably to wear for any length of time. Either way, you will be more comfortable wearing a hearing aid that will fit you exactly and one that has a much lower risk of falling out while you are wearing it.
Hearing loss can be difficult to live with, and it can sneak up on you. You might not realize how much hearing you have lost until it really starts to affect your life. Your doctor may suggest that you visit an audiologist and get a custom-fitted hearing aid.
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