Hearing Aids in East Brunswick, NJ
Board-certified New Jersey otolaryngologist Dr. Scott Kay, FACS, provides hearing aids for the residents of East Brunswick, NJ.
Hearing loss affects millions of Americans. Noise, heredity, aging, disease and injury can all contribute to hearing loss in one or both ears. In most cases, hearing loss can be at least partially improved with the right hearing aid. It is important to be aware of common signs that may indicate it is time for a comprehensive hearing exam with a professional audiologist.
Symptoms of Hearing Loss
Your loved ones may be the first to notice your hearing loss. Family members may point out that you keep the TV or radio volume too loud or ask them to repeat themselves frequently. You may notice that conversations at lower volumes sound muddled or have difficulty hearing high-pitched voices. Hearing loss can make it difficult to follow conversations involving large groups of people.
If you are experiencing these symptoms, it may be time to see an audiologist. This highly trained specialist will conduct an exam to determine your type and level of hearing loss. Based on your test results, the audiologist will recommend the appropriate hearing aid and schedule follow-up appointments.
Hearing Aid Selection
Today’s hearing aids come in a wide range of sizes and styles. Your audiologist will help you select the appropriate device based on the following factors:
- Personal preferences
- Degree of hearing loss
- Battery life
- Ease of use
Once the device arrives, your audiologist will schedule a follow-up appointment with you to ensure the hearing aid fits correctly and that you are comfortable with the care and operation of the device. A second follow-up may be scheduled a few weeks later to make any final adjustments. It is a good idea to schedule appointments at least twice a year to monitor hearing loss and address any of your concerns.