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Fact vs. Fiction: Common Hearing Aid Misconceptions.

There are a lot of misconceptions out there when it comes to hearing aids. Unfortunately, many people seem to believe these misconceptions and therefore shy away from getting hearing aids when they need them. In an article written by Healthy Hearing, they took the most popular myths and debunked them. Here are the five most common myths about hearing aids:

  1. Hearing aids are ugly and bulky: Today’s hearing aids come in many styles and sizes, and are designed to be sleek and discreet.
  2. I only need one hearing aid: Most hearing losses are due to either natural aging or noise exposure over many years, and they most always affect both ears. Your brain is wired to hear best with two ears not just one.
  3. Hearing aids are for old people: Hearing loss can occur at all stages of life, from infancy to late adulthood. We live in a noisy world, and that has caused people to begin losing their hearing at a younger age than in the past. Loud music served up with earbuds threatens the hearing of young adults who spend a lot of time connected to their technology. Because today’s hearing aid wearers are younger than in the past, hearing aids are being made to appeal to them. Sleek designs and the ability to integrate with smartphones, computers and televisions make these devices suitable and attractive to young and old alike.
  4. Buying hearing aids online is a good idea: The internet might seem like a quick and inexpensive solution, but the truth is buying hearing aids without consulting a hearing healthcare professional could be costly in the long run. Only a hearing professional can select the best products to fit your loss and lifestyle and properly fit them to make sure they are working at optimum capacity.
  5. Hearing aids didn’t work for my friend, so they won’t work for me: Everyone’s hearing loss is different. And, even two people with a similar hearing loss could have very different results with hearing aids. Even though hearing aids might not have worked for your friend or family member doesn’t mean they won’t work for you. Most hearing healthcare providers sell hearing aids with a trial period in which you can “test drive” the devices to be sure they are working for you. Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to see for yourself if hearing aids are right for you.

Like to read the entire article? Click on the following link: http://www.healthyhearing.com/report/52297-Fact-vs-fiction-common-hearing-aid-misconceptions.

Hope that you enjoyed reading this post, and until next time, happy listening.

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