Prior to purchase or use, always read the directions thoroughly, and be sure to follow carefully.
In individuals at least 18 years of age or older experiencing mild to moderate hearing loss, this product provides comfortable and safe amplification.
Important Medical Information:
Not all hearing is the result of environment or aging; sometimes it is due to an underlying medical condition or excessive wax buildup. Rest-assured these types of medical conditions can typically be treated. To rule out the possibility that you are experiencing any of these medical conditions, consult with a licensed physician; ideally it will be one specializing in ear disease. This type of physician is most commonly referred to as an otolaryngologist, otorhinolaryngologist, ENT or otologist.
The United States Food and Drug Administration do recommend that you have a licensed physician give you a medical evaluation prior to purchasing or using a hearing aid of any type. That being said, a fully informed adult is given the right to waive this recommendation by Federal law. You will find this warning on the package of Hearing Aids Elite products.
The product is only recommended for individuals 18 years and older, and is not intended for anyone younger. Consult a physician prior to using if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Brief spells of either acute or chronic dizziness.
- Ringing in one ear only.
- Hearing loss present only in one ear that has continued to worsen over the past 3 months.
- Fluctuating, sudden or rapidly progressing hearing loss in the past 3 months.
- The ear is visibly deformed.
- Plugged up feeling, ear canal blockage or a persistent infection that just won’t go away.
- Drainage coming out of the ear in the past 3 months.
- Excessive wax buildup in your medical history.
- Any level of discomfort or pain.
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Is there any discomfort or pain?
Any level of discomfort or pain whether it mild, moderate or severe can indicate a sign of infection. A hearing device must not be used without a doctor’s evaluation first.
Does the ear canal have a history of excessive amounts of wax build up?
Earwax drains from the canal as a natural process, however some people are more prone to wax accumulating deep in the canal, which is quite challenging to remove. If you have excessive earwax buildup in your medical history, or if you are experiencing a buildup currently, it needs to be removed by your physician prior to using a hearing device.
In the past 90 days has there been drainage or fluid from the ear?
It is important to note that drainage can actually be any consistency or color; there is no cut-and-dry description. Although it is normal to have some moisture in the ear from bathing perspiration or swimming, any other amount of drainage could indicate an infection. Always have a physician examine your ears prior to wearing a hearing aid if you experience moisture or drainage, even if it is a symptom you have dealt with for an extended period of time.
Can You See a Visible Deformity?
Do you notice a malformation or unusual shape of the partial ear canal, inner ear, surgically changed ear or partially formed ear? If so, you will want your physician to evaluate your ears to see if Hearing Aids Elite products are the right choice for you.
Do your ears feel full or plugged?
Many people dismiss this as being normal, but it’s not. This plugged feeling is typically associated with allergies, a head cold or ear infection. If you have these symptoms, the underlying medical causes may be treatable, and should be evaluated prior to wearing a hearing device.
In the last 90 days, have you experienced ringing in one or both of your ears?
Once again, this is often dismissed, but ringing can indicate high/low blood pressure or some other condition. It can also be the result of medication, noise or a number of other things. Ringing can sound different to everyone from a whine to a high-pitched squeak to a muffled roar, but they are all giving you a hint that something is wrong and you need to see a doctor.
In the past 90 days have you experienced fluctuating, rapidly progressive or sudden hearing loss?
If you have experienced this type of hearing loss, you need to see a licensed physician immediately. Hearing loss should occur slowly; anything else could indicate a serious medical condition.
Are you experiencing dizziness either at an acute or chronic level?
If you are dizzy, you should know that your inner ear is responsible for maintaining balance. Dizziness, nausea or feeling seasick could indicate an inner ear problem that needs to be evaluated. For some, they are triggered by head movements while others experience the spells sporadically.
In the past 90 days has one ear experienced hearing loss while the other remains unchanged?
There is no reason why one ear experienced hearing loss while the other doesn’t unless there is a medical condition. Both ears are exposed to the same noise, toxins, contaminants, etc., so the hearing should deteriorate equally.
An easy way to check this is to hold a phone to one ear and then the other. Does the dial tone seem louder in one? If so, you need to be examined by a doctor.
It is vital to stress how critical hearing health is. Hearing loss or not, your ears should be evaluated frequently.