Can Hearing Aids Cause Further Hearing Loss As It Makes Things Louder?

Not if they’re properly fitted by a qualified professional. Properly fitted hearing aids don’t just crank up the volume on everything, they increase it in those areas where you have a hearing loss. Think of them as your own personal graphic equaliser, increasing the volume where you need it most. But they also amplify different sound volumes using compression.

Digital hearing aids can boost soft sounds differently to speech level sounds and differently again the loud sounds. We aim to make soft sounds loud enough that quiet speech is audible, but not so loud that the faintest sound is loud enough to be distracting.

Similarly, moderate sound levels should be moderately loud and loud sounds loud but not uncomfortably so. Quality hearing aids have a maximum power output (MPO) which shuts off extremely loud sounds that exceed a set level.

Value Hearing Services’ trained audiologists set your hearing aids to this “Goldilocks zone” for optimal hearing. Our hearing aids will never harm your hearing, but they will provide you with optimal hearing and the many benefits that go with that.

That’s why it makes sense to get your hearing as professionally fitted face-to-face, while steering away from poor quality hearing aids.

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4 Comments to “ Can Hearing Aids Cause Further Hearing Loss As It Makes Things Louder?”

  1. Janet Slinn says :Reply

    Is the Unitron maxi fit pro individual marked on the hearing aid to identify the difference form 500 to pro?

    1. The name and model is usually written on a sticker inside the battery compartment alongside the serial number. If the aid has FLEX written on it, it is a trial device that could be set to any level. So that would be impossible to tell until it is connected to the computer.

  2. Terry Nolan says :Reply

    Do the Starkey Muse i2400 CIC’s come with a warranty?

    1. Hi Terry,

      In Australia, all hearing aids tend to come with a 3 Year Warranty. A custom hearing aid like the Muse CIC has two warranties. The three year one is for the electronics. It would also have a second shell warranty, that covers the moulded shell for fit and breakage.

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