A hearing aid is a small electrical device that fits in or behind a person’s ear. The purpose of a hearing aid is to make sounds louder so the person can hear spoken words and other sounds. There are many factors to consider when purchasing hearing aids. The amount of benefit a hearing aid delivers depends in large part on the quality of the person who is fitting the hearing aid based on your needs.
A hearing test provides an evaluation of the sensitivity of a person’s sense of hearing. An evaluation of your hearing may include listening to pure tone beeping sounds and or a series of words. In some cases, we may use equipment that is designed to tell us how well sound travels through the middle ear space.
A pediatric audiologist will typically have additional training and experience in testing and providing services for infants and young children. As children get older the pediatric audiologist is versed in providing information additional communication devices that will improve the classroom experience for a hearing-impaired child.
Tinnitus is a symptom of hearing loss and other hearing problems. It is described as hearing sound in the head or ears that does not come from an outside source. Many people will hear ringing, buzzing, hissing or whistling sounds, but tinnitus can be other sounds such as roaring and humming as well.