What is a hearing aid?
A hearing aid is a small externally-worn device used to collect sounds with microphones and make those sounds louder through a small speaker in the ear canal. One way to think of it is that is like a tiny megaphone for your ear! Typically, they are best suited for people with mild, moderate or severe sensorineural hearing loss, but they are often used outside of those parameters. Some people do better with hearing aids than others.