Sensory aids are used in all areas where the senses of a person concerned are impaired and assistance has accordingly become necessary. The tools range from small everyday helpers to lifesavers that have become indispensable. Auxiliatus introduces you to the most common and needed sensory aids for the elderly.

Hearing aids

Hearing aids or hearing aids are most likely one of the most important aids that are currently available on the market for aging people. The ears and eardrums are two of the few human sensory organs that have a low, almost non-existent ability to regenerate. This makes hearing aids all the more essential. Nowadays there are different hearing aids with different functions on the market. The following hearing aids are available:

  • Behind-the-ear devices
  • Ex-receiver devices
  • In-the-ear devices
  • Pocket hearing aids
  • Hearing glasses
  • Bone conduction hearing aids
  • Tinnitus masker

Speech aids

Speech aids enable people with limited or sometimes no longer available speech skills to communicate better with their environment. Speech aids also come in different versions. The following speech aids can be used, among others:

  • Voice amplifier
  • Voice prosthesis
  • Voting replacement aids

Visual aids

Visual aids are the second, extremely important sub-group of sensory aids. Visual aids are optical or optoelectronic aids and can be used both to improve the eyesight of people and for the rehabilitation of vision. Basically, you can make two major subdivisions of the visual aids. The subdivisions, including examples, look as follows:

Visual aids to improve vision are:

  • glasses
  • Contact lens
  • Magnifying glass
  • Magnifying glasses
  • Magnifier

Visual aids for the rehabilitation of vision are usually adapted visual aids to improve vision, such as:

  • Special glasses, e.g. B. UV goggles
  • Special contact lenses
  • Modified magnifying glasses, magnifying glasses or magnifying glasses
  • Bandage cups or bandage lenses can be used for injuries

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