WHAT IS HEARING?

A hearing is the ability to perceive sound by detecting vibrations through the ear. Our ability to hear and understand connects us with people. Hearing is a sense that is often taken for granted but at Bernafon we take it seriously and are passionate about your hearing. Without good-hearing abilities, communication and social collaborations get restricted and quality of life suffers significantly. Predominantly, hearing loss is a natural part of growing old; just as most elderly people require reading glasses. While there are different types of hearing loss but presbycusis (loss of hearing that occurs gradually as one age) is the most common one, in 9 out of 10 cases, hearing loss is age-related.

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What is hearing loss ?

Hearing loss is a natural consequence of getting older. It can start in our 30s or 40s and by the time we reach our 80s, more than half of us suffer from substantial hearing loss with some social, psychological, and physical problems.
How do we measure hearing loss? The severity of a hearing loss depends on how loud a sound must be before an individual hears it. Hearing losses are categorized as mild, moderate, severe, and profound.
Sensor-neural hearing loss occurs as a natural part of growing older; it accounts for about 90% of all hearing loss. It is commonly caused by damage to the inner ear (the cochlea) by exposure to loud sounds, head injuries, genetics, diseases, tumors, and certain powerful medications. Conductive hearing loss is another type where a mechanical problem in the outer or middle ear interferes with the transmission of sound waves to the inner ear.

3 STEPS TO PURCHASING A HEARING AID

Find a suitable solution

Try the different hearing aid performance categories and find the one that meets your needs.


Visit a hearing center

Contact a hearing care professional for an assessment of your needs and preferences.


Get your hearing tested regularly

If you are concerned about your hearing, test it with a qualified hearing care professional.