When hearing problems appear, early detection of any deterioration of our hearing abilities is important since, in the adaptation of hearing aids, a key part is the deterioration of the cognitive abilities of our brain, since it is connected to all our senses and hearing is related to the area of the brain of emotions.
Hearing aids help in the improvement of patients with hearing problems
If we stimulate hearing correctly, the cells surrounding the dead nerve cells can replace those that have disappeared. This is called "brain reserve" and that is why sensory stimulation is important to improve our hearing problems.
Sensory stimulation helps with hearing problems
Sensory stimulation is important for our brain to function. With the presbycusis (age-related hearing loss)In addition to beginning to have symptoms such as tinnitus or difficulty perceiving high-pitched sounds and conversations, other difficulties associated with age such as taste, visual, olfactory, etc., are also added.
By stimulating hearing with the use of hearing aids we boost the other sensory functions.
It is proven that by stimulating hearing with the use of hearing aids we are boosting the rest of the sensory functions (the brain is fully connected at the level of sensations).
Hearing is very important, so if we give it functionality we are stimulating the brain in the same way as the other four senses combined.
Depression associated with hearing loss
One of the serious effects of hearing loss is depression associated with isolation. A person who does not hear loses the ability to interpret sounds. Sensory deprivation can cause emotional disturbance, which can lead to organic deterioration.
Without the perception of the environment we are isolated, we are not able to interpret words, sensations or emotions adequately.
Thus, by not being able to understand the people we love, we lose the way in which the words are spoken (loss of the emotional environment of the word) and this causes great frustration and even depression.
In this case, the hearing centers we are hearing rehabilitators and, with this, we try to make people with hearing loss happy, because if these pathologies are treated correctly, the chronicity of the problem is avoided. In this way, offer the person greater vital strength and balance.
Hearing aids as a solution to hearing loss
We, the audiologists o prosthetic audiologistsWe advise patients by selecting the hearing aid that best suits their needs. Each fitting has its own particularities. This must be based on the degree, type and location of the hearing loss, as well as taking into account the person's lifestyle.
In the fitting of hearing aids there is an initial contact of the patient with the devices and the patient is subsequently scheduled for programming and adjustments, depending on the patient's experience with the hearing aid.
In addition, subsequent reviews are performed in case there is a modification of the hearing loss to make the necessary adjustments in the programming.
It is important to choose the suitable hearing aid for each hearing problem, adapting to the specific needs of the user. We offer you an article where we talk about the different types of hearing aids available in the market.
How is the adaptation to hearing aids?
Patients who have been out of hearing for a long time should progressively adjust to their new hearing aidsIf the hearing instruments are programmed with all the necessary volume, certain noises and sounds may be annoying. Therefore, the power needed will be progressively increased on subsequent days.
We offer you an article where we talk about the first days with hearing aids and adaptation to them.
What does it mean not to use the hearing aid when it is needed?
There are patients who do not know the solution to the problem, do not recognize their deficiency or refuse to wear prostheses for esthetic reasons.
Whatever the reason may be, failure to resolve the problem can lead to situations of isolation and avoidance of social activitiesamong other problems.
When adapting hearing aids effectively solve all these problems and significantly improve the quality of life of people with deafness.
Restoring hearing ability means re-establishing social and family relationships, and getting out of isolation. It also improves the understanding of a conversation, especially in situations of ambient noise.
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