Who is an audiologist?
An audiologist is a healthcare professional who diagnoses, evaluates and manages hearing loss and balance disorders in adults and children based on his/her extensive experience, training and skills.
Can hearing aids make my hearing worse?
When correctly selected, fitted, programmed and used, a hearing aid can never make your hearing worse. It actually provides the needed amplification to cover your hearing needs in different listening situations, and helps preserve the ability to understand speech by keeping sensory cells active.
What is the average lifespan of hearing aids batteries and can they be recharged?
- Battery used for in-the-ear hearing aids: five to seven days
- Battery used in behind-the-ear hearing aids: seven to 10 days
- Rechargeable batteries
Are hearing aids and cochlear implants water resistant?
The newly advanced audio processors in hearing aids and cochlear implants are not meant to be used underwater while swimming or taking a shower, yet they can withstand damaging factors like sweat and dirt during long usage hours.