I know someone who purchased hearing aids that always whistle and never seem to help him hear better. He's even stopped wearing them. Do hearing aids really work?
Concerns about feedback (whistling) and the level of benefit a hearing aid provides are common among current and potential hearing aid users and their family members.
Feedback can occur for a few reasons:
What if there isn't much benefit?
Can I get by with one hearing aid...or do I have to purchase two?
Budget concerns often lead people to question if one hearing aid can adequately compensate for their hearing loss. While the audiologist must address this concern with each patient individually, wearing two hearing aids offers several advantages including an improved ability to understand speech and participate in conversations in noisy environments. For more information on the advantages of wearing two hearing aids, click here.
Modern hearing aids nearly eliminate whistling. They also feature technology that provides real benefit in a variety of acoustic environments.
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