Treating Hearing Loss
If you suspect a hearing loss, an appointment should be made with a Hearing Health Care Professional for recommendations and strategies to help reduce the effects of a hearing loss. These professionals include Audiologists, Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists, General Physicians, Otolaryngologists, and Otologists. There are a number of treatments available, including hearing aids and other devices that can help you hear better.
If hearing aids are recommended, there are a wide variety of types and features to chose from to meet your particular requirements. In addition there are other devices that can work with your hearing aids to help you hear better in certain listening environments. TV listening systems are available that help you listen to the television or the radio without being bothered by other noises around you. Some hearing aids can be plugged into TVs, stereos, microphones, and personal FM systems to help you hear better.
Some hearing aids employ the latest technology to stream stereo sound wirelessly from your cellphone, regular phone, TV, audio system or MP3 player right to your hearing aids. Some hearing aids may have a telecoil. A telecoil is a small magnetic coil that allows users to receive sound through the circuitry of the hearing aid, rather than through its microphone. This makes it easier to hear conversations over the telephone. A telecoil also helps people hear in public facilities that have installed special sound systems, called induction loop systems. Induction loop systems can be found in many churches, schools, airports, and auditoriums.