Posts for: May, 2016
What you need to know about hearing aids from your Katy ENT
Are you starting to miss out on conversations and the sounds of everyday life? You deserve to experience life to its fullest, and that includes hearing the sounds around you. If you are starting to lose your hearing, it can be scary. But don't worry! There is help!
It may be time to consider hearing aids. Hearing aid technology has advanced greatly in the last few years, and you owe it to yourself to investigate what hearing aids can do for you. Your doctors at Parkway ENT and Allergy in Katy, Texas want to tell you all about the latest hearing aids.
First things first, are you losing your hearing? There are some definite signs of hearing loss. Including:
- Need people to speak more slowly, loudly and clearly
- Only hear muffled sounds and muffled speech
- Have a difficult time picking out words from background noise
- Experience problems hearing consonants
- Are starting to withdraw from conversations and avoid social situations
If these signs sound familiar, it’s time to call your doctors at Parkway ENT and Allergy. They offer several hearing aid options including:
CIC (completely in the canal); these hearing aids fit inside your ear canal. They are the least visible, but they don’t have volume control or a directional microphone.
ITE (in the ear); these hearing aids fit your entire outer ear or just the lower part of your ear; they have volume control and ease of handling, but are more visible than a CIC.
BTE (behind the ear); these hearing aids hook over the top of your ear and rest behind it; they have a tube that connects them to an earpiece inside your ear canal. They are the largest hearing aid but have better sound amplification.
Cochlear implants are an additional option for severe cases of hearing loss. They function for the parts of your inner ear that are not working.
If you think you might be losing your hearing, it’s time to call the experts at Parkway ENT and Allergy in Katy, Texas. Don’t wait when it comes to your hearing. Get back your hearing with hearing aids. Call today!