A hearing aid is a small electronic device that you wear in or behind your ear. It makes some sounds louder so that a person with hearing loss can listen, communicate, and participate more fully in daily activities. A hearing aid can help people hear more in both quiet and noisy situations. Many people who are considered deaf still have some degree of hearing. If this is the case, specially-designed hearing aids may be able to improve your hearing. Hearing aids can increase your awareness of speech and other sounds around you.
Really you should not sleep with your hearing aids. A hearing aid that fits behind the ear has microphones that are positioned in the hearing aid housing behind the ear.
There’s no way around it hearing aid prices are high. They can range from just shy of $1,000 on up to more than $6,000 for each device depending on the level of technology. Most people with hearing loss need two hearing aids and most insurance providers do not cover the cost.
There are 4 types of levels of hearing loss there’s mild , moderate , severe and profound which is you cant hear at all without a hearing aid. Audiologists can help you go to the audiologist for a hearing test. You may be told that you have a mild hearing loss. Or you may find out that your hearing loss is more severe.