Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are the best hearing aid brands?

Starkey hearing aids

A: There is not one brand or manufacturer of hearing aids that is better than another. Hearing aids perform differently depending on the individual’s needs. It’s important to determine what you need in a device in order to find the one that will give you the best performance and be the most comfortable for you.

Q. Why are there different levels of hearing aids?

A: Since everyone experiences hearing loss differently, some people require more clarity and amplification than others. The levels of a hearing aid can be compared to a camera. A higher level camera has more pixels and will produce sharper images. With hearing aid, the higher level technology produces clearer and more natural sound quality. The level of technology you need can often depend on your lifestyle.

Q. Can I get by with one hearing aid?

RIC hearing aid

A: We hear with our brain and our brain loves symmetry. If you have hearing loss in both ears, it is highly recommended you use two hearing aids. We see that individuals who use two hearing aids have a much better sense of balance and improved word recognition. On the contrary, people with bilateral hearing loss who choose to use only one hearing aid can start to experience auditory deprivation, which is a reduction of auditory performance of an unaided ear.

Q. How do I get a family member to confront their hearing?

A: Often times, individuals do not confront their hearing loss because they feel like they do not have support. We recommend you go to a hearing consultation together. This can relieve any stress or concerns your family member may have.

Tips for New Hearing Aid Wearers

Many people who are first fit with hearing aids are experiencing sounds they have not heard in years. This can be a little overwhelming in the beginning, but these tips will help you with your transition.

Wear your hearing aids more each day. Allow your brain to gradually get used to the new sounds you are experiencing.

Related Health Conditions

Roadmap

Did you know? Your hearing health has a direct effect on your overall health.

Depression: Uncorrected hearing loss gives rise to poorer quality of life, isolation and reduced social activity, this can lead to depression.

Cognitive Decline: Adults with hearing loss are more likely to develop problems thinking and remembering than adults who have normal hearing.

Dementia: Adults with severe hearing loss are 5 times more likely to develop dementia than adults whose hearing is normal.

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Rego Park, NY 11374

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Brooklyn, NY 11223

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Languages spoken: English, Russian, Spanish, Hindi, Bengali
6273 Woodhaven Blvd.
Rego Park, NY 11374
(917) 755-9333
1763 West 6th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11223
znaizam@znaudiologynyc.com
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