Hearing Aids: Medicine Or Magic?

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Enda Dooley

Senior Hearing Aid Audiologist at Hidden Hearing
Mr. Enda Dooley, Senior Hearing Aid Audiologist DipHE HAA Q.M.U. has been with Hidden Hearing since 2010 and is based in our Merrion Road, Ballsbridge branch.

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What’s in a hearing aid? Hearing devices are the result of many years of scientific development, but they offer a seemingly magical solution to people who have struggled with hearing loss for many years. From patients born with hearing loss to those who develop it late in life, and including patients from the developing world who may never have had access to hearing aids before, heading aids can be a revolutionary tool.

Digital hearing aids are created using highly advanced technology that is constantly being refined and improved for a better hearing experience. Hearing aids are the fastest growing area of wearable technology and offer a medicalised solution to an age old problem. However, for all those out there who have had hearing partially restored by hearing aids, they can certainly seem like a touch of magic.

Making The Most Of Your Hearing Aids:

Here at Hidden Hearing, we love to hear that hearing aids have changed somebody’s life, and we know how often people are surprised by the difference these devices can make. We often speak with audiologists who travel to developing countries to fit hearing aids for people who have spent many years with poor hearing, and their reports of the joy and delight that they bring is truly heartening.

If you wear hearing aids, you will be aware of the importance of caring for them properly, especially to extend their working lives. The following are our top tips to keep your hearing aids in great condition, ensuring that they last longer and function to the best of their ability:

  • Use a hearing aid case. Damage to hearing aids is very common as they are such small devices, and we always recommend getting into the habit of storing them in their cases. Having a particular spot on the shelf that cannot be reached by animals or small children can be very helpful in protecting your hearing aids from harm.
  • Avoid moisture damage. Moisture is one of the biggest dangers to hearing aids, so it is vital to be aware of weather conditions and wear hats or hoods to protect your ears from rain and snow. When exercising, you should wear sweatbands or remove your devices to avoid moisture build up, and you should also ensure that they are dried out properly, using a dehumidifier if possible.
  • Keep them maintained. Regular checks on the condition of your hearing aids should help to prolong their life, and your audiologist will teach you how to deal with blockages and change the batteries. You can visit your audiologist if you have concerns, and always seek help if you believe your hearing aids are not working properly.Book A Free Hearing Test at Hidden Hearing

If you think that you or a loved one may have hearing loss, you should make an appointment to see an audiologist for a free hearing test. There are a variety of options if you have hearing loss, including hearing aids that are tiny and discreet. Invisible hearing aids offer a great hearing experience but they can-not be seen by others, so no one will even know that you are wearing them!

Hidden Hearing is Ireland’s leading private provider of hearing care solutions, and our national network includes over seventy-five branches and clinics. Simply contact Hidden Hearing online today, or pop into your local branch.

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Hearing Aids: Medicine Or Magic?
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Hearing Aids: Medicine Or Magic?
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If you wear hearing aids, you will be aware of the importance of caring for them properly, especially to extend their working lives.
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