Trouble hearing? Jane Kukula and Ashley Spisak guide you in finding solutions to your hearing challenges so you can Enjoy Every Moment!
Thursday, October 12, 2017
If I wear hearing aids, will they make my hearing worse in the long run?
is an excellent question. We actually
hear with our brains, not with our ears.
Our ears are just the pathway to the brain. Stimulating the brain is important. Keeping the nerves to the brain and the brain
stimulated appropriately is actually the best way to make sure that your brain
can continue to accurately interpret the signal provided. When the brain is under stimulated, research
actually shows that word recognition skills can decrease more rapidly. Word recognition is your ability to decipher
what word is being said over another word without visual cues. For example, being able to interpret the
difference between use or youth, fat or sat, meat or neat. Therefore whenever your audiologist diagnoses
hearing loss through an audiologic assessment, they will most likely recommend
the use of hearing instruments. Our goal is to help keep our patients youthful
and active. If you feel like you are
having people repeat more often than you did before or you feel like people
mumble more or talk more softly, it may be time for an audiologic