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Frequently Asked Questions
At Contentment Hearing Care, we sell, service, and repair all brands and models of hearing aids. We are a true independent practice with no ties to any one manufacturer. We attend training events at all major manufacturers several times a year to learn the newest technologies and methods as soon as possible.
The best thing to do is get your hearing evaluated. The average person does not realize they have a hearing difficulty for approximately 7-10 years after it is noticed by a family member. We always ask, “How do you know you’re missing something if you’re missing it?” We should all have our hearing checked regularly, just like other common health problems. Besides, the sooner a hearing problem is discovered, the better the results will most likely be for improvement.
A comprehensive hearing evaluation will investigate every area of your personal hearing difficulties. At Contentment Hearing Care, we take your ear and hearing problems seriously and keep your best interests in mind. If we find out that a visit to an ear, nose, and throat doctor has even a remote possibility of helping you, that will be the first thing we will suggest. It is not only the right thing to do, it is the law.
The first step is a complete hearing and lifestyle evaluation. This will reveal the important information that will get us going in the correct direction for you. Simply call 321-269-5552, explain to us your situation, and we will help you find the right path to help.
Hearing loss can happen to anyone of any age, not only “older people.” Even children can have hearing loss! If you are experiencing difficulty hearing, then you should come in for a hearing consultation. You don’t want to lose your ability to hear and communicate with your friends and family. A hearing aid will help you hear better for many years to come, no matter how old you are.
Hearing aids typically last for 5-7 years. If you take care of your hearing aids, clean them regularly and bring them in for annual check-ups, then your hearing aids could last you for longer. Hearing aids are an investment, designed to last you for many years. We have noticed that many people like to upgrade their hearing aids around the 3-5-year mark so they can take advantage of the new technology.
Tips for New Hearing Aid Wearers
With over 30 years of experience helping people with their hearing loss, we’ve come up with a few tips to help you adjust to wearing hearing aids.
The best tip we can give to a hearing aid wearer is to keep your devices as clean and dry as possible. Most hearing aid malfunctions are due to some type of dirt, moisture, or other foreign material that clogs them up. It’s important to follow a regular maintenance schedule. If you can’t do it yourself, then it’s your hearing specialist’s job to find a way to get it done for you. At Contentment Hearing Care, most of our day is just that: taking care of each patient’s individual needs.
For people trying to adjust to new hearing aids, the most important tip we can give is to wear them every day. Most people get hearing help after several years of trying to deal with hearing difficulty. In many cases, their hearing systems have become used to a much quieter world, and it can sometimes be hard to learn and accept the sudden increase of sounds in life. By using a type of rehabilitation of their hearing systems, most people can do well getting used to the noisy world we live in at their own pace. It is better to wear your new hearing aids a few hours every day than to wear them 10 hours on Monday then not again until Sunday. This also is better advised on a case-by-case situation.
Communication Tips for Friends and Family
We have some tips for communicating with your family member or friend who has hearing loss. The simplest one is to get the person’s attention before you start giving important information.
For most of us, if we are watching TV and someone asks us if we want a cup of coffee without getting our attention, chances are the first word out of our mouths is “what?” or “excuse me,” even if a second later we answer the question. This is far more difficult for someone who has hearing loss.
There are more tips for different types of situations. Every person may have different problems. Please contact us to learn more.