Loss or difficulty in hearing is a problem that requires proper management. There are two main categories of hearing devices used to solve hearing problems namely hearing aids and hearing amplifiers.
Hearing amplifiers also known as personal sound amplifiers are indicated when you have difficult in hearing but not complete hearing loss. As the name suggests, the devices amplify sounds to enable better hearing.
Instead of compensating for loss of hearing, the amplifiers help to hear sounds that you would normally find difficult to hear such as watching TV quietly without disturbing others or hearing your children sleeping in their room.
Hearing aids on the other hand are used for compensating hearing loss. They are prescribed medical devices intended to improve hearing and are recommended after a hearing test called audiogram is done.