What is a Hearing Amplifiers?

Ka kite pea koe i a raatau e panui ana i te pouaka whakaata — nga taputapu hiko hiko iti e taea ai e nga kaiwhakamahi te ngahau i te po poipoi kaore i te mataku i nga moe moe, me te whakarongo ranei ki o raatau kohungahunga mai i nga taari maha.

Ahakoa te kaha o enei kaiwhakawhanake ki te awhina i nga tangata ki te whakarongo ki nga mea he iti te rahi, i te tawhiti ranei, kei te hiahia te Kai Tauhoko me te Tauhokohoko (FDA) kia kaua e pohehetia e nga kaihoko-te whakamahi ranei hei whakakapi - mo nga awhina whakarongo kua whakaaetia.

“Hearing aids and personal sound amplification products (PSAPS) can both improve our ability to hear sound,” says Eric Mann, M.D., Ph.D, deputy director of FDA’s Division of Ophthalmic, Neurological, And Ear, Nose, and Throat Devices. “They are both wearable, and some of their technology and function is similar.”

Ma te tuhipoka a Mann, engari, he rereke nga hua kei roto noa i nga taonga whakarongo anake e whakaarohia ana hei rongoa mo te whakarongo ngoikore.

E kii ana ia me hoko nga kaihoko mai i tana tangi whakakao i muri i te whakaweto o te rongonga hei take mo te tiki. "Mena kei te pirangi koe ki te whakarongo ki te ngaronga, tirohia to rongonga e te tohunga ngaio hauora," ka tapiritia e ia.

Choosing a PSAP as a substitute for a hearing aid can lead to more damage to your hearing, says Mann. “It can cause a delay in diagnosis of a potentially treatable condition. And that delay can allow the condition to get worse and lead to other complications,” he says.

Treatments for impaired hearing can be as simple as removal of a wax plug in the doctor’s office or, in rare cases, as serious as a major surgery to remove a tumor or growth in the middle or inner ear, says Mann.

The Difference between Hearing Aids and Hearing Amplifiers

In March 2009, FDA issued guidance describing how hearing aids and personal hearing amplifiers devices differ.

Ko te aratohu i tukuna tata nei e whakatau ana i te awhina whakarongo hei taputapu whakarei ake i te tangi hei whakaaro mo te whakarongo ngoikore.

Kaore nga PSAP e kii kia pai te whakarongo. Engari, ma te hunga kore-rongo e whakaraerae ana ki te hunga whakarongo ki te whakakaha i nga tangi o te taiao mo te maha o nga take, penei i nga mahi whakangahau.

Ko te rereketanga i waenga i nga PSAPS me nga awhina whakarongo kei roto i nga kaupapa kei roto i te wharangi Paetukutuku hou kua tohaina ki nga taonga whakarongo kua tukuna e te FDA i tenei ra.

Nga tohu o te Raru o te Whakarongo

E ai ki a Mann ko nga kaihoko e whakapae ana i te mate o te rongonga me whiwhi i te arotake rongoa tino pai, he mea pai na tetahi tohunga taringa kia mohio ki nga take rongoa me te rongoa ranei mo te rongonga. Ko nga taangata e whakaatu ana i nga tohu o te rongonga whakarongo, me titiro ki te taakuta, ki te whakarongo ngaio hauora ranei ki te whakamatautau i a raatau whakarongo.

Kei te ngoikore pea koe ki te whakarongo

  • e ki ana te iwi e hamama ana koe ina korero ki a koe
  • ka hiahia koe kia nui atu te kaha o te pouaka whakaata, te reo irirangi ranei i era atu
  • he maha nga wa ka tono koe ki nga tangata kia whakahoki ratou ano na te mea kaore koe e rongo, e mohio ana ranei ki a ratau, ina koa ki nga roopu, i te wa ano kei te haruru o muri
  • ka taea e koe te rongo i roto i tetahi taringa atu i tetahi
  • E kaha ana koe ki te whakarongo
  • kaore e taea e koe te whakarongo ki te kirikiti whakaheke, ki te rekoata nui ranei o te paitini

What are hearing amplifiers actually good for?

Hearing amplifiers are good for anyone who just wants to hear things louder. For example, people with normal hearing might sparingly use an amplifier for activities like birdwatching. You can think of amplifiers as binoculars for your ears: they zoom in on what you can hear already so you can appreciate it a bit more.

Do you need a hearing aid or hearing amplifier?

The best way to answer this question is by getting your hearing tested. If you have trouble understanding speech or you listen to the TV too loud, then it might be time to visit your local hearing specialist. They will be able to tell you if you’re experiencing hearing loss and would recommend hearing aids. Don’t assume your hearing isn’t that bad. Seek the help of a hearing care professional so that you make the right decision.

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