Are you getting Feedback in your Hearing Aids? Feedback can happen in any hearing device. Here is some helpful information. If this doesn’t help, give us a call at 727-323-2471. We can help.
Today’s hearing aid technology makes it possible for many with hearing loss to enjoy their favorite sounds again. Whether it’s hearing the laughter of loved ones, a favorite melody or the sounds of nature, hearing devices can have a dramatic impact on our quality of life, according to an article by Debbie Clason, a staff writer at Healthy Hearing. You can read the full article by Clicking Here.
What is hearing aid feedback?
Hearing aid feedback is what happens when the acoustic signal—or sound wave—escapes the ear canal and hits the hearing aid microphone. It can sound like a squeal, screech, static, whistle, loud buzz or hiss.
“It’s been around in hearing aids since the dawn of time,” Soriya Estes, owner of Texas-based Estes Audiology said. “The more severe your hearing loss, the greater the chances for potential feedback, simply because of the power and size of the sound wave.”
Hearing aid feedback problems less likely with newer devices:
The likelihood of hearing aid feedback occurring has decreased in recent years because today’s digital processors are designed to control it, Dr. Estes said.
“Feedback with the new technology rarely happens in mild to moderate hearing loss cases,” she said. “If the device is working properly, fits well and the sound waves are going into the eardrum, then you won’t have that problem.”
Don’t let fear stop you from seeking treatment:
Above all, Dr. Estes emphasizes not allowing the fear of hearing aid feedback keep you from seeking treatment for your hearing loss. Left untreated, hearing loss puts you at risk for a variety of other physical and psycho-social issues, including dementia, depression and social isolation.
If you believe hearing loss is affecting your quality of life, make an appointment for a hearing evaluation as soon as possible.
If you have any difficulties with your hearing, your hearing aids or are getting feedback in your hearing aids, please give us a call at 727-323-2471 and set up an appointment. We can help you.
Susan E. Terry, Au.D., F-AAA, F-NAP
Doctor of Audiology
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