Once you see your hearing healthcare provider and it is determined a hearing aid is needed, it is helpful to familiarize yourself with the parts that make a hearing aid device work. Through a battery the hearing aid will receive its power.

Here is how the components of the hearing aid work together:

• Microphone – works to pick up the sound around you in the environment
• Amplifier – helps to make the sounds around you louder
• Receiver – transmits the signals into the ear where they can they be converted into a neural signal and pushed through to the brain

Determining the Type and Style of Hearing Aid

Working with a hearing instrument specialist to help you find the best style for you is often the way to ensure your success with your device down the road. They will be able to go over all of the benefits and features to help you make an informed decision.

Some of the questions to consider when purchasing a hearing aid include:

• How old are you?
• What type of lifestyle do you live?
• How dexterous are you?
• What type of hearing loss do you have and how severe is it?
• What do your financial resources look like?

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