A hearing aid can help individuals experiencing hearing loss to hear more of the world around them—clearly. Your audiologist, Dr. Chaves at Cambridge Audiology, will test your level of hearing to determine if you are a good candidate for hearing aids. He will also help you decide on the best type of hearing aid to meet your hearing requirements. You can rely on us for a hearing device in Cambridge.
All hearing aids contain:
A microphone to pick up sounds
An amplifier to make sounds louder
A receiver to send the louder signals to the eardrum
And a battery to act as the power source
There are five main types of hearing aids:
If you have questions regarding hearing or hearing aids, contact Cambridge Audiology.
Sophisticated hearing aids are now available that employ digital signal processing with many advanced features to optimize your hearing. These hearing aids provide excellent sound quality and have been shown to provide significant benefit in difficult listening situations. These hearing aids contain a computer chip and are programmed on the computer by your Audiologist to match your hearing loss.
Digital hearing aid features include dual microphones which allow you to hear better in noisy situations. Some can even identify the source of the noise and reduce it. They feature open technology that keeps the ear canal unobstructed, eliminating that ‘talking in a barrel’ sound known as “the occlusion effect.”
With features like feedback cancellation you get the message loud and clear minus the annoying whistle.
Hands-free technology automatically adjusts to your listening environment, whether you are on the phone, in a crowd or in wind.
Wireless technology allows you to hear your cell phone, television and home phone in stereo, directly through your hearing aids.
There are many options available. There are three basic technology levels: Standard, Advanced and Premium. Each level offers digital hearing solutions to best match your hearing loss and to best address your hearing needs, preferences, lifestyle and budget.
If you suspect you have a hearing loss and may need hearing aids, make sure you see an Audiologist at Cambridge Audiology. Most people with hearing loss benefit greatly from hearing aids. However, today's hearing aids are much more complex than in the past and they require extensive knowledge to prescribe them accurately. An Audiologist has the advanced education needed to prescribe and fit today's high technology hearing instruments with the precision these devices require.
To be on the safe side, consult with a qualified audiologist for the following:
Interpretation of your hearing test results
A prescription for hearing aids
Hearing aid fitting
Follow-up care and maintenance
Contact Cambridge Audiology today to schedule an appointment for a hearing assessment or to see if hearing aids are a feasible option to help you recover more sounds in your everyday life.