JOHN LI, M.D.
OTOLOGY NEUROTOLOGY RESOURCES
210 Jupiter Lakes Blvd #5105
Jupiter, FL 33458
The treatment for nerve hearing loss patients is amplification. In these modern times, this is done electronically with the use of hearing aids. Hearing aids consist of tiny microphones and speakers that boosts the volume of incoming sounds.
The NEW TECHNOLOGY is amazing!! People used to complain about Hearing Aids -- how they whistle and are uncomfortable. Over the past few years, hearing aids have become much smarter and more comfortable. Some have wireless connectivity, USB and iPod interfaces. They have less feedback (squealing) using clever inhibitory algorithms.
There are many types and configurations of hearing aids, each of which has its own advantages and disadvantages. "Behind the ear" hearing aids are the most powerful, however they are also cosmetically more noticeable. Digital hearing aids can give clearer sounds, however they are usually more expensive.
Wearing hearing aids is much like wearing glasses. Patients usually don't know what they're missing until they've tried them. Choosing the proper hearing aid is much like choosing a stereo system. Although there may be a world of difference electronically between a simple a.m. transistor radio (for five dollars) and a high fidelity Dolby system (that costs thousands of dollars); the user must choose what is comfortable for his or her personal taste. The complexity of features and circuitry within the hearing instruments determines the cost of the device.
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