Hearing loss, also known as hearing impairment, is a partial or total inability to hear. Hearing loss may occur temporarily or permanently in one or both ears. In children, hearing problems can affect the ability to learn a language and in adults, it can cause work-related difficulties or loneliness in older people.
Hearing loss may be caused by the following factors:
- some infections
- birth complications
- trauma to the ear
- exposure to loud noise
- certain medications or toxins
Therefore, if it’s not genetics then hearing loss is preventable by immunisation, proper care during pregnancy, avoiding loud noise and certain medications. It is also important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of hearing loss so one can apply preventive measures.
- a blocked feeling
- pain or pressure in the ears
- difficulty understanding speech
- need for increased volume on audio sources
- ringing, buzzing, hissing or other sounds in the ear
- sounds or speech becoming dull, muffled or attenuated
- difficulty in speech discrimination against background noise
Some hearing impaired patients use hearing aids and subtitles, learn sign language and lip reading or undergo cochlear implants to aid them. However, hearing aids are limited and expensive.
Overpass has come up with Ear Assist: Hearing Aid. It amplifies sound from the microphone straight to your headphones to give enhanced hearing. It works like a hearing aid. The app has garnered a lot of 5-star reviews and how it has made a difference in their lives. Here are some of those great reviews:
[quote author=’–Bill Harvey on Google Play – 7 July 2016‘ rating=’5’]
“All 5 Stars. Awesome App! So far the best of its kind for my Galaxy S2 !!!! I’ve paid for Apps like this,but none can I compare. Fits my S2. Thanks!”
[quote author=’–Jose Maria on Google Play – 30 June 2016‘ rating=’5’]
“It works very well I was pleasantly surprised, I felicito developers for the work and the idea for persons with hearing problems. Congratulations!!! A very human app.”
[quote author=’–Paramjeet Arneja on Google Play – 15 April 2016‘ rating=’5’]
“Very useful app. For old people app is very useful affordable. Thanks! It works like an expensive digital ear hearing device.”
[quote author=’–Bhadrakant Mistry on Google Play – 3 March 2016‘ rating=’5’]
“Easy to setup and gives real-time amplified sound, makes life easy for elders.”
[quote author=’–Carrie Macko on Google Play – 17 February 2016‘ rating=’5’]
“2 thumbs up. I think this app is better than the others I tried. I was impressed, besides if you really want to complain.. Go spend $3000 on the real deal.”
[quote author=’–Autumn Marie on Google Play – 2 October 2015‘ rating=’5’]
“Does it’s job; I’m satisfied! It does what it’s supposed to do. I have a hard time hearing, now I can hear my baby in her room. 🙂 love it!”
[quote author=’–Don Filipski on Google Play – 13 September 2015‘ rating=’5’]
“Ear assist Works great ! Tried many other similar apps. Until this one nothing worked to help me with my poor hearing , THIS ONE DOES ! Equalizer works great ,makes all the difference in the world ! THANK YOU FOR A GOOD WORKING App. A+”
[quote author=’–Andy Grond on Google Play – 24 January 2014‘ rating=’5’]
“I can hear! I was having so much problems hearing people but this app solves it completely. Splendid interface and works the way you want it to. You made my life easier.”
Overpass is committed to creating useful apps that will make users’ lives easier and fun.
Ear Assist is one of those apps which has provided help, convenience and difference to people who just want to hear better and enjoy the beautiful sounds of life.
So try our apps and let us know your experiences, so we can continue improving and developing useful apps.