Hearing Aid Basics

Posted by Ashley Derrington on February 13, 2019

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.  

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Hearing loss is a lifelong journey that can be an emotional roller-coaster. It can be daunting, frustrating, and isolating. It is important to know, however, that you are not alone. You are one of tens of millions of people live with some type and level of hearing loss. There is a broad community of people who understand what you are going through. 
 
That being said, your journey is unique, and how you approach your hearing loss is up to you. Hopefully, with the support and guidance of family, friends, and, of course, hearing healthcare professionals.  
 
The Sounding Board blog is designed to provide some insight on everything from general hearing loss topics to the specific experiences of individuals willing to share some stories from their personal journey.
 
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