Exposure to loud noise is known to impair hearing.
We are exposed to noise of different kinds and intensity every day. Noise can be persistent (noisy) or sudden (blast), low intensity (fan noise) or high (headphone listening).
Hearing impairment is a partial or complete loss of hearing ability. The auditory system is a complex system that converts the sound waves into mechanical movement and subsequently to nerve stimulation by the various ear parts. The same neural stimulus passes through the auditory nerve to the auditory center of the brain, where it is processed until it is perceived as sound / word / noise by us.
We were meant to hear with both ears. When we hear in both ears, our brain is constantly making calculations based on the power, frequency, and direction of the sounds coming to us, allowing us to identify the direction of the sound, focus and understand better speech, especially in the background of noise.
Frequently asked questions about hearing aid fitting process.
REM is an innovative test that contributes to the perfect fit of your hearing aid. The test represents objective measurements made as part of the hearing aid adjustment process using state-of-the-art instrumentation.
In recent years, awareness of hearing impairment has grown in the elderly, and health funds and the state allow more patients to enjoy hearing aids. Hearing aids help with the rise of hearing thresholds and access to auditory information, but are unable to cope with other neural-sensory impairment features such as frequency selection and poor times, which cause difficulties in understanding speech due to noise.