(+27) 087 255 4216> info@capehearingaids.co.za Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00, Sat & Sun - CLOSED

FAQ Page

How do I know if I need a hearing aid?

Signs of hearing loss include difficulty understanding speech, asking others to repeat themselves often, and turning up the volume on the TV or radio. A comprehensive hearing evaluation by an audiologist can determine if you would benefit from a hearing aid.

What types of hearing aids are available?

There are several types of hearing aids, including behind-the-ear (BTE), in-the-ear (ITE), in-the-canal (ITC), and completely-in-canal (CIC) models. Your audiologist can recommend the best type based on your hearing loss, lifestyle, and preferences.

How do I choose the right hearing aid for me?

Selecting the right hearing aid involves considering factors such as your degree of hearing loss, lifestyle, budget, and cosmetic preferences. Your audiologist will conduct a thorough evaluation and guide you through the selection process.

Will wearing a hearing aid restore my hearing to normal?

While hearing aids can significantly improve your ability to hear and communicate, they do not restore normal hearing. They amplify sounds to make them clearer and more audible, but they cannot correct underlying hearing loss.

How long does it take to get used to wearing a hearing aid?

The adjustment period varies for each individual. Some people adapt to wearing hearing aids quickly, while others may take several weeks to become accustomed to them. Your audiologist will provide guidance and support throughout the adjustment process.

How often should I have my hearing aids checked?

Regular maintenance and check-ups are essential to ensure optimal performance and longevity of your hearing aids. It's recommended to have your hearing aids professionally cleaned and inspected every 3 to 6 months.

Can I use hearing aids with my smartphone or other devices?

Many modern hearing aids are equipped with wireless connectivity features that allow them to connect to smartphones, tablets, and other devices via Bluetooth. This enables you to stream phone calls, music, and other audio directly to your hearing aids.

What is tinnitus, and can hearing aids help with it?

Tinnitus is the perception of ringing, buzzing, or other noises in the ears when no external sound is present. While hearing aids cannot cure tinnitus, they can provide relief by amplifying external sounds and masking the tinnitus noise.

How do I care for and maintain my hearing aids?

Proper care and maintenance are crucial for the performance and longevity of your hearing aids. This includes cleaning them regularly, changing the batteries as needed, and storing them in a dry, safe place when not in use.

Are there financing options available for hearing aids?

Many audiology practices offer financing options or payment plans to help make hearing aids more affordable. Additionally, some insurance plans provide coverage for hearing aids, so it's worth checking with your provider.

Head Office

Call:  (+27) 087 255 4216

Visit:  125 Blaauwberg Rd, Table View, Cape Town, 7441

Follow us on: