Sensorineural Hearing Loss
About 95% of adults experience "sensorineural" hearing loss, or what is commonly referred to as "nerve damage". With this type of hearing loss, words sound muffled and there is a general loss of voice clarity. Sensorineural hearing loss is usually gradual and is rarely helped by medical intervention. Hearing aids are almost always the only solution at providing relief for the hearing problems associated with this loss. A hearing test will tell you what type of hearing loss you actually have.
What is the Best Hearing Aid?
Today's hearing aid technology has become so successful at satisfying people's needs, some manufacturers report patient satisfaction levels of more than 90%. Given this rate of satisfaction, many people ask HearingPlanet, "So, what is the best hearing aid?" Unfortunately, this is not an easy answer.
There are many quality manufacturers and they all have comparable technology in their hearing aids. Actually, the question you should ask is, "What is the best hearing aid for me?" To learn that answer, it is important to discover not only the degree of hearing loss you may have, but also the kind of lifestyle you live and communication situations you most frequently encounter. This is a crucial step in the process of finding the right hearing aid, and one in which your Hearing Consultant at HearingPlanet will help you. Click here for more information on hearing aids to fit your lifestyle.
Feeling overwhelmed with options and solutions?
With all the different hearing aid brands and models available, you can feel lost doing research. Some people have even delayed getting hearing aids because of "information overload". After helping thousands of people, we'd strongly recommend allowing us to help you narrow the scope of your research. There are two ways we can help. One, call us at 800-432-7669 and one of our Hearing Consultants will speak with you. If you're not ready to call, simply download our Buyer's Guide and you'll have more detailed information at hand.