Too expensive, not practical, not discreet enough ... the hearing aid does not have a good reputation. As glasses can be a very trendy accessory, as the hearing aid can be embarrassing, or even ashamed.
And we prefer to listen, to repeat three times, rather than decide to buy a hearing aid. And yet, in case of hearing loss, do not let the problem drag on.Bad hearing needs to be taken seriously, and quickly. The sooner we intervene, the more the solutions will be effective, and the easier it will get used to the wearing of the hearing aid.
These devices are now perfectly developed, and you get used to them, provided you do not wait to be "too deaf", and choose a good hearing care professional. There are several types of hearing aids. They can be worn outside the ear, or indoors.
This folder will bring you lots of practical tips to choose the one that suits you the most. You will learn more about how to spot the first signs of bad hearing.
You will discover the different types of devices and the different price ranges. Read also the interview of an ENT specialist doctor, and the testimony of Jacques, 60, who wears a hearing aid.You want to react, to give your testimony or to ask a question? See you in our ENT FORUMS or A doctor answers you!
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Author: Sylvie Charbonnier.
Expert consultant: Pr Bruno Frachet *, head of the ENT department of the Avicenne hospital in Bobigny and president of the France Presbyacousie association.
Last update: February 2011.