What to Expect From Hearing Aids
Allow you to hear many sounds that you may not be able to hear, or may not hear clearly, without amplification. Examples of such sounds include children’s voices, soft voices, quiet outdoor sounds, etc.
Allow you to understand speech more clearly, and with less effort, in a variety of listening situations.
Prevent normally loud sounds from becoming uncomfortable. Loud sounds that are uncomfortable for normal hearing individuals may similarly be uncomfortable when using hearing instruments.
Allow you to understand speech more clearly in some types of noisy situations.
Require time to get accustomed to, and to attain your maximum performance potential.
Restore your hearing capabilities to “normal”.
“Filter out” background noise- despite numerous advertising claims to this effect. Some hearing aids can reduce the amplification of some types of background noise but in doing so may remove a similar amount of speech information. Nonetheless, this will often produce a more comfortable listening experience and superior sound quality in some types of noisy situations. There will always be some situations where certain hearing instruments will work better than others.