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Speech Comprehension and Hearing Aids

Our hearing is directly connected to our ability to understand and process speech. Difficulties with speech comprehension are often the result of untreated hearing loss. Hearing aids are an effective solution to maintain your ability to comprehend speech and to keep your brain active and healthy. When worn daily, hearing aids can help you hear sounds you haven’t heard in years, and will help you to identify speech again with ease.

What Causes Difficulties with Speech Comprehension?

Hearing loss is the number one cause of difficulties with speech comprehension. When we hear, sound travels through the ear, into the inner ear, and up to the auditory cortex of the brain. In the brain is where the sound is processed, transformed into information, and then stored into our memory. This process is how we hear and understand words in speech. When words are spoken to us from a young age, we process those words and attach meaning to them. We remember the meaning attached to the words and access that in our memories.

When you can’t hear well because of hearing loss, no matter how old you are, your speech comprehension is affected. If left untreated, hearing loss can result in you forgetting certain words because you haven’t heard them in so long. This leads to difficulties with speech comprehension and is overall negative for the brain. The brain uses sound waves as a way to stay active and healthy, and when you can’t hear because of hearing loss your brain doesn’t receive the proper stimulation it needs to function properly.

How Hearing Aids Help

Hearing aids are designed to help you hear clearly no matter where you are. They will help you to hear words you haven’t heard in years, which will keep your brain active and healthy. Hearing aids are designed to help you with your speech processing so you can hear words and your brain can process those words into information. Hearing aids will keep your brain active and healthy and will overall help with your ability to comprehend speech.

Contact Us Today

Speech comprehension is important for people of all ages, not just children. In order to keep mentally fit you need to clearly understand the conversation around you. Don’t let hearing loss keep you from hearing anything. The best way to manage hearing loss and to prevent any difficulties with speech comprehension is to wear hearing aids. If you have any questions about hearing loss or speech comprehension, then call us today. We would be happy to talk to you about hearing aids and help you take care of your overall well-being.