At least 2 of every 1,000 kids screened in the U.S. for hearing loss are deaf or have some hearing loss. Other children develop hearing loss later in childhood from things such as genetics, medications, infections, or loud noise exposure. If you are suspicious that your child may have hearing loss, make sure to contact your pediatrician or a local hearing specialist in Bessemer, AL, such as Beltone USA.
Every hearing aid contains a microphone that picks up sounds and analyzes it which filters out the unwanted noises and amplifies the ones that are wanted. They also contain a receiver or a speaker that delivers the sounds into the ear. A battery is what powers the hearing aid and it can either be rechargeable or disposable. The newest models, such as the Beltone Boost Ultra, can connect to smartphones and other devices for direct streaming through the hearing aid.
There are a few small differences between adult hearing aids and adolescent and children hearing aids. Pediatric aids are made more durable than adult ones because they typically go through more wear and tear. Pediatric hearing aids are always compatible with FM systems to help with communication at school. Battery cases are tamper-resistant to prevent swallowing or being handled by a child. Most pediatric devices have a LED light on them signifying that the device is on and working to allow for quick checks from parents and teachers.
Most pediatric hearing aids are free of allergens and chemicals. They also are offered in many more colors than adult hearing aids. For more information on hearing aids, make sure to contact or visit a hearing aid center in Bessemer, AL, Beltone USA today.
Beltone Hearing specializes in free hearing tests and hearing aid buying options. The staff at Beltone are high quality and trained to be the best specialists around. Hearing tests are offered for free and they are comprehensive and finish with a consultation with a professional. They offer many different varieties of hearing aids and they even help you decide what would be the best option for you. If you are having hearing trouble, be sure to visit the Beltone office in Bessemer, AL.
Beltone USA- Bessemer
3985 Parkwood Rd #113
Bessemer, AL 35022