Hearing aids are a great solution for hearing loss. To achieve maximum benefit, it is essential to use the most appropriate hearing aids for your specific needs.

Hearing loss differs from person to person. There are degrees of severity. There are also different types of hearing loss, which are an important consideration when we prescribe treatment.

For this reason, there is no longer a one-size-fits-all approach to hearing aids. They have become sophisticated and technologically advanced devices, which contain a microphone, amplifier, loudspeaker, battery and computer chip in a discreet, moulded design.

Despite their similarity, hearing aids differ in terms of their quality of sound capture and speech understanding. Some offer features like bandwidth, automatic volume regulation, noise management and feedback suppression. Advanced hearing aids also have personalisation options and can connect wirelessly to devices such as mobile phones via Bluetooth

Styles also differ, with some hearing aids sitting behind your earlobe, while others fit in your ear. The varieties that fit in the ear canal are smaller and relatively unnoticeable. These include in-the-canal (ITC) hearing aids, completely-in-the-canal (CTC) hearing aids and receiver-in-canal (RIC) hearing aids. Some devices are ideal for people with unaidable hearing loss in one ear. These devices receive sound and transmit it to a hearing aid in the other ear. The style best suited to your need depends on your hearing loss.

With the many varieties, options and brands of hearing aids available today, it’s important to consult a hearing care professional for advice. By conducting a hearing test, Strauss Audiology can accurately diagnose the type of hearing loss as well as severity. We can then present tailored solutions that meet your needs, lifestyle and budget.

If hearing aids are included in the solution, we provide a professional fitting. We physically fit the device for your comfort, as well as programme the chip in the device to meet your specific needs. Over the next few months, we may fine-tune the settings for better accuracy. We also answer your questions and provide follow-up care.

Where requested, we offer aural rehabilitation to assist our clients to adjust to life with hearing loss. This entails providing different types of therapies to help improve their ability to communicate. Methods may include speech-reading, auditory training and use of assistive listening devices

As hearing deteriorates over time, we can gauge deterioration and adjust your hearing aids to meet your hearing needs.

If you would like your hearing tested, or think you would benefit from wearing hearing aids, please contact us. We are based in the Panorama Health Care Centre in the northern suburbs of Cape Town.

About Strauss Audiology
Strauss Audiology is a professional audiology business in the northern suburbs of Cape Town, offering expert, effective hearing advice that is tailored to clients’ unique hearing needs. We conduct hearing evaluations, hearing tests and vertigo assessments, and provide a range of solutions to improve and protect clients’ hearing. This includes providing hearing aids to Cape Town clients. With 16 years of experience, and with the qualifications and certifications to deliver leading hearing care, you can trust us to take care of your hearing needs.

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