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Hearing Aids Specialist

Anil K. Gupta, MD

ENT located in Royal Oak, MI

If you’re tired of asking people to repeat themselves or trying to read lips, a hearing aid can improve your hearing while keeping you connected to friends and family. Anil K. Gupta, MD, at Gupta ENT Center in Royal Oak, Michigan, uses a state-of-the-art clinical audiometer to evaluate hearing problems and determine whether a hearing aid is appropriate. To find out if hearing aids will work for you, give the practice a call to schedule an appointment.

Hearing Aids Q & A

Do hearing aids work for everyone?

Hearing aids work for people with mild to severe hearing loss. Hearing aids are most beneficial for people who have damage to the inner ear or the nerve that connects the ear to the brain. o Damages may be caused by:

  • Natural aging process
  • Disease
  • Medications
  • Excessively loud noises

How do I get a hearing aid?

Our audiologist will carry out an in-depth hearing evaluation and make the necessary recommendations.

Gupta ENT Center is a one-stop-shop — if your hearing loss can be improved with hearing aids, they are available at the practice and you will not be referred to another doctor or specialist. 

Our audiologist will determine which hearing device is most appropriate for your type and severity of hearing loss. You can even try out the hearing aids so that you get an idea of what to expect.

How do hearing aids work?

Hearing aids help you hear sounds through amplification, but they do not restore hearing loss. Hearing through the hearing aids is a process where your brain adapts to the sounds. This process can take any time from a few hours to a few days.

Are there different types of hearing aids?

The two most common types of hearing aids are:

Analog hearing aids

Analog hearing aids convert sound into electrical signals to amplify the volume. They feature simple volume controls and tend to be less expensive than digital hearing aids. These kinds of hearing aids are no longer in use due to the age of technology.

Digital hearing aids

Digital hearing aids convert sound into codes that convey information about where the sound is coming from, the pitch, and volume. The coded sounds are then adjusted automatically to amplify the sound appropriately based on your environment.

What are the side effects of wearing hearing aids?

Some people experience side effects when wearing hearing aids, including:

  • Hearing your own voice echo
  • Background noises
  • Buzzing sound when using a cell phone

All these side effects can be fixed and/or addressed with adjustments to the hearing aids, and counseling. If you’re having trouble hearing conversations, give Dr. Gupta’s practice a call today to schedule an appointment.

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