After you have spoken with an audiologist and they have told you that a hearing aid would be beneficial to you it can be a little disconcerting. Up to now you probably haven’t had a great deal of exposure to hearing aids and might be imagining a cumbersome and obvious older model.
The truth is that there is nothing to worry about as the technology used in hearing aids has advanced a great deal over the years. In fact, you may know people with hearing aids and you haven’t been able to notice they were wearing them at all.
1. Hearing aids are very common
Partial hearing loss is very common and by being proactive and taking charge of the situation you will be able to continue with your day to day life without any inconvenience at all. Hearing aids are much more widespread than most people think as it is very hard to tell that someone is wearing one.
2. There is no need to struggle to hear someone
If you have been to an audiologist it is probably because you have noticed that your hearing is not what it used to be. As hearing aids are widely available, why should you have to struggle to hear anything at all? You will be able to enjoy going to the movies, to restaurants and pretty much every other social event that you are invited too.
3. Hearing aids are now really small
When you imagine a hearing aid you’re probably thinking about the very large ones from a decade ago. Most hearing aids are now so tiny that they can’t be seen unless you are really looking for it. Many people with these newer, smaller hearing aids are able to keep them completely hidden.
4. The loss of hearing is completely natural
There is nothing to be ashamed of when it comes to hearing loss. It is a natural part of ageing. Many people will often wait years before they get a hearing aid for this exact reason. There is no point in struggling to hear for years when you could have been living comfortably and not missing out on a single thing.
5. Many venues are becoming hearing aid friendly
There are a lot of public places that have technology that allows you to hear everything that you need to through your hearing aid. Churches, movie theatres, museums and many other places have adopted a hearing loop system. These allow the audio to be picked up directly by your hearing aid.
6. Hearing aids are designed to not interfere with anything
Hearing aids will not have any effect on pacemakers or any other medical devices. You will be able to wear your glasses comfortably and without any inconvenience at all. There is no medical reason to not get a hearing aid if you need on so why wait?
7. The technology is always improving
There are a great many features that are being added to hearing aids at all times. Bluetooth compatibility is very exciting and there is even work being done to control the settings of your hearing aid through an app.
8. They are affordable
Hearing aids have become more and more affordable as the years go on. This is due to the technology being more widespread and that the market is growing as a greater number of people are getting hearing aids as the stigma towards them no longer exists. If you are suffering from hearing loss then there has never been a better time to get a hearing aid.