Our ears are magnificent things! When we consider airflow, in and out of our ears, we take special attention to how this affects ones hearing and speech perception.
Venting, or airflow, in and out of hearing aids can contribute to the feeling or quality of the sound. How we modify the airflow, or venting, greatly determines how someone may hear themselves in a tunnel or hollow sound and how other voices are received. The hearing results often dictate the size or amount of airflow. OK , let me back up…. Are we getting a bit boring here?? I’d have to say, listening to myself, that the topic of venting and airflow and how it affects sound can be rather be less than exciting.
However, when we see a person’s face and expressions change and a smile develops when the airflow is changed, it brings real meaning to how we help people. It’s one thing to amplify sound to improve hearing, but to offer these sounds with clarity and comfort, that’s another thing. We want to achieve both as this helps the patient to put them in in the morning to live their life and hear others in the best way possible.