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 Audiology Associates www.audiologyassociates.net can help if you’re having problems with your hearing – call us at 661-284-1900 to set up an appointment.

You’ve heard about hearing aids for years, but what do you really know about them?

Hearing aids are primarily useful in improving the hearing and speech comprehension of people who have hearing loss that results from damage to the small sensory cells in the inner ear, called hair cells. This type of hearing loss is called sensorineural hearing loss. The damage can occur as a result of disease, aging, or injury from noise or certain medicines.

A hearing aid magnifies sound vibrations entering the ear. Surviving hair cells detect the larger vibrations and convert them into neural signals that are passed along to the brain. The greater the damage to a person’s hair cells, the more severe the hearing loss, and the greater the hearing aid amplification needed to make up the difference.

The hearing aid that will work best for you depends on the kind and severity of your hearing loss. If you have a hearing loss in both of your ears, two hearing aids are generally recommended because two aids provide a more natural signal to the brain. Hearing in both ears also will help you understand speech and locate where the sound is coming from.

When you visit Audiology Associates in Santa Clarita you and your audiologist should select a hearing aid that best suits your needs and lifestyle. Price is also a key consideration because hearing aids range from hundreds to several thousand dollars. Similar to other equipment purchases, style and features affect cost. However, don’t use price alone to determine the best hearing alogid for you. Just because one hearing aid is more expensive than another does not necessarily mean that it will better suit your needs.

Our staff of trained professionals will help determine which model and size works best for you. And the best part? You’ll get the enjoyment of hearing the birds, children’s laughter and other sounds you have been missing. Call us at 661-284-1900  to set up an appointment for an evaluation.

Audiology Associates
Tel: (661) 284-1900 cs@audiologyassociates.net
23838 Valencia Blvd, Ste 100
Santa Clarita, CA 91355