Lies and Truths Surrounding Hearing Aids
Hearing aids can help patients suffering from hearing loss live comfortably and conveniently. Unfortunately, some are hesitant to give it a try because of several myths that they think are actually true.
MYTH: It’s impossible to get hearing loss at a young age because it is a disorder for the elderly.
FACT: Based on statistics, about one out of five teens from age 12 and above suffer from hearing loss everyday and based on studies, 65 percent of people with hearing loss are below the age of 65. Hearing loss is a condition that most people cannot avoid and it does not choose any age when it attacks.
MYTH: It is uncomfortable to use hearing aids because they are big and bulky plus they can ruin my physical appearance.
FACT: Due to the technology and vast development in the hearing aid industry, these devices have became smaller and unnoticeable plus it comes in a variety of color that can brighten up any outfit you choose. Some hearing aids can be inserted fully in the ear canal, making it completely hidden from judging and prying eyes.
MYTH: Purchasing hearing aids online can help you save money, time and effort.
FACT: As hearing aids are prescribed by specialists, it is best to seek the help of professionals when buying your first hearing aid. They are better bought in accredited heath care facilities because in doing so, you are allowing your physician to see and test which type best suits your needs. Furthermore, it allows follow-up check ups, trials and even customization so your hearing loss treatment will be as hassle-free and smooth-sailing as possible.
MYTH: Hearing aids are not required for people who suffer mild hearing loss.
FACT: The use of this device can help assist people suffering from mild, moderate and severe hearing loss because there are several types and models made especially to cater for such problems. What more, correcting hearing loss while it is on its earliest stage can help a patient reduce the risk of developing complications like cognitive problems, memory loss and social awkwardness.
MYTH: It is too expensive to buy and maintain a hearing aid.
FACT: It is true that the cost of hearing aids can be high but money is not an excuse when it comes to providing the treatment for your hearing loss. Moreover, there are various hearing aids from normal to advanced features in wide range of prices.
If you think you need a hearing aid, make sure that you get a hearing aid prescription. Also note that the programs on these devices may be modified, but ask your ENT doctor first before making any changes. We are specialist of hearing test & assessment and provide hearing aid prescription.
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