Hearing Aids

How do hearing aids work?

Hearing aids consist of three parts: the microphone, the amplifier and the receiver. The microphone picks up sounds from the environment and translates those into an electrical signal; that signal is sent to the amplifier. The amplifier increases the volume and sends this newly altered signal to the receiver. The receiver (also know as the speaker) converts the electrical signal back into sound where it travels through the ear and is sent to the brain.

How do I know if I need a hearing aid?

Contact us at Arizona Hearing Specialists to schedule a hearing assessment. Your audiologist will perform a number of tests to determine if a hearing aid is the correct treatment for your hearing loss.

What causes hearing loss?

The most common cause of hearing loss is aging. Continued exposure to loud noises, injury and infection can also cause hearing loss.

Do I have to wear my hearing aids all the time?

The more you wear your hearing aids, the quicker you will get used to them. You should take your hearing aids out before you shower or go to bed

How long does a hearing aid battery last?

The life of a hearing aid battery depends on a lot of factors including the amount of amplification you need, how many hours a day you use the device, the temperature outside and the altitude.

How often should I get my hearing checked?

You should visit your audiologist for a hearing evaluation at least once a year.

What is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is a noise or ringing in the ear. Tinnitus is usually a symptom of something else, rather than a condition itself. If you experience a ringing in the ears, contact us at 520-399-7630 to schedule an appointment.

What are signs my child may have a hearing issue?

Does your child not startle at loud noises? Does your child turn their head when they see you but not when you call their name? Is your child’s speech unclear? Does your child say “huh” a lot? If you answered yes to any of these questions, contact us at 520-399-7630 to schedule an appointment immediately. Childhood hearing loss can often be corrected if caught early.