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FAQs about Hearing Aids

How your audiologists in Columbia, Lugoff, and Sumter, SC, can help you hear well

Hearing loss can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be. After all, with today’s state-of-the-art hearing aids, you can easily stay a part of the conversation! Here at Carolina Hearing Institute, Dr. Jason P. Wigand and Kathryn S. McGee can help you choose the hearing aid that can enhance your hearing. They have five convenient office locations in Columbia, Lugoff, and Sumter, SC, to help you hear better.

To choose a great hearing aid, you need to know the facts. These are just a few frequently asked questions and answers about hearing aids:

What are some of the signs I need a hearing aid?

You may benefit from a hearing aid if you regularly need people to speak louder, often hear muffled speech/sounds, and you have difficulty picking out individual words from background noise. You also may find yourself avoiding social interactions because you can’t hear well.

How can an audiologist help me with my hearing loss?

An audiologist can do a hearing screening and hearing testing to determine whether you are experiencing hearing loss, and if so, to what degree. After your degree of hearing loss is determined, the audiologist can recommend the hearing aid which would be best for you.

What types of hearing aids are available?

  • A CIC hearing aid, which fits completely inside the ear canal; this is the least noticeable hearing aid and it doesn’t have a directional microphone or volume control.
  • An ITE hearing aid, which fits in your ear and loops over the outer or lower part of your ear; these are more noticeable than CIC aids, and they have volume control.
  • A BTE hearing aid, which fits behind your ear and hooks over the top of your ear; these hearing aids connect to an inner earpiece and have excellent sound quality.

Contact Us

To learn more about hearing aids and what they can do for you, talk with the experts. Call Dr. Jason P. Wigand and Kathryn S. McGee of Carolina Hearing Institute in Columbia, Lugoff, and Sumter, SC, today by dialing 803-424-2208.

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