While SNHL isn’t considered a life-threatening disease, if not properly managed, you may experience a great reduction in your ability to communicate effectively.
If you have sensorineural hearing loss, it’s important to get a hearing aid. But not all hearing aids are the same. Some are designed for severe hearing loss while some hearing aids are made for mild to moderate hearing loss. You need one that will work for your type of SNHL and fit comfortably in your ear canal.
Buying standard, over-the-counter hearing aids from drugstores or other retailers without getting expert advice first may just waste your time and money. You may struggle with the devices and end up being unhappy about how they sound and feel.
Audiologists can help you find the right kind of device for your needs. Hearing healthcare professionals can also make sure it fits well and works properly.