Amazing Hearing: Hearing Aids
PURCHASING HEARING AIDS
Hearing aids are necessary when the body has lost its ability to function “normally”. The transmission of sound has been altered, and usually decreased in intensity. The hair cells located in the inner ear become damaged and the sound transmission is altered. The brain is not receiving the full spectrum of speech and therefore comprehension is decreased. A person with hearing loss has to work harder to understand the message while a normal functioning hearing person does so effortlessly.
Hearing in more difficult environments, like background noise, soft speakers or those not facing the listener, brings out the hearing loss. A hearing aid is used to help replace the defective part not working 100% in the hearing systems. The purpose of a hearing aid is to give the brain the cleanest, clearest signal to process. Keep in mind, it is the brain which is doing the listening and comprehension. It is not the hearing aid.