Today’s hearing aids are modern, sleek, and advanced pieces of technology that improve the lives of the wearers. Maybe you are hesitant to see an audiologist because of outdated information and from not understanding the science behind hearing loss. Get in the know now. Do not let these common myths stop you from getting the hearing healthcare you need.
Myth #1: Hearing aids make me look old.
Fact: The truth is, when you do not hear important statements and when you are frequently asking others to repeat themselves - that makes you look old! Also, today’s hearing aids are small, sleek, and discreet. Some hearing aid styles are so tiny and comfortable that you will forget that you are wearing them.
Myth #2: Wearing one hearing aid is enough.
Fact: We hear our best when we are using both ears. You may think that you only have hearing loss in one ear because oftentimes hearing loss is more pronounced in one ear, so you may not notice that your other ear also has a loss. Loud noises and age-related changes can affect both ears. Binaural (two-eared) hearing aids offer the best results when it comes to hearing in situations with a lot of background noise and being able to localize where a sound is coming from. At Hear Now, we make sure to adequately test both ears for a proper hearing evaluation.
Myth #3: Hearing aids cure hearing loss.
Fact: Your hearing is very complex. Just like prescription eyeglasses do not “cure” your eyesight, hearing aids do not cure your hearing loss. Hearing aids do improve hearing and listening, making it easier to communicate effectively. Our hearing devices are programmed and finely adjusted to best suit your hearing levels. Your hearing can change over time, which is why it is important to see an audiologist at least once a year to evaluate any changes and reprogram your hearing aids if necessary.
Myth #4: Only elderly people have hearing loss and need hearing aids.
Fact: Hearing loss can affect all ages. It is true that hearing loss frequently develops progressively as we age, however, noise-induced hearing loss can occur at any age. Loud sounds, particularly if you are regularly exposed to them, can damage your hearing – no matter how old you are.
Myth #5: Only people with a major hearing loss need hearing aids.
Fact: Early intervention is extremely important for your current quality of life and your future ability to hear. Waiting to seek hearing treatment can be detrimental to your well-being. If you wait too long, your hearing loss may progress to a point where it is difficult for your brain to process what you are hearing. Your ears may hear sounds, but your brain has to decipher them. The longer you wait to see a hearing care professional, the more you are missing out on hearing the world around you.
Contact a Hearing Care Professional at Hear Now
Call us now at (586) 333-5405 to schedule a hearing evaluation and learn about treatment options that will work for your lifestyle and budget.