Hard of hearing? Stop blaming your “environment” or “mumbling” and take control of your life today. Its easier and less expensive then you think.
YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY ONE!
- Statistics. About 20 percent of Americans, 48 million, report some degree of hearing loss. At age 65, one out of three people has a hearing loss. … About 2-3 of every 1,000 children in the United States are born with a detectable hearing loss in one or both ears.
- There are lots of things in life that you can’t control, hearing loss is not one of them. Almost all hearing losses are treatable with digital hearing instruments. Why struggle trying to grasp one word when you can relax and enjoy a good conversation.
- Having the right hearing professionals to properly test and fit you with the correct hearing instrument makes all the difference in the world. Turn down the TV and stop asking people to “repeat that one more time” today.
COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT HEARING LOSS
Like all technology hearing instruments have come a long way from the big bulky aids of decades past. There have been many advances in processing sound in many difficult hearing situations.
Truth: Everything is relative. Nearly all patients who believe that they have one “good” ear actually have two “bad” ears. When one ear is slightly better than the other, we learn to favor that ear for the telephone, group conversations, and so forth. It can give the illusion that “the better ear” is normal when it isn’t. Most types of hearing loss affect both ears fairly equally, and about 90% of patients are in need of hearing aids for both ears.
Truth: Only 35% of people with hearing loss are older than age 64, and there are almost six million people in the U.S. between the ages of 18 and 44 with hearing loss. Hearing loss affects all age groups indiscriminately.
Truth: The need for hearing instruments depends more on your lifestyle, your desire to hear better, and the degree of hearing loss you have. If you are someone who has meetings with important information, or have a good deal of time social interaction, acute hearing is necessary to discern the nuances of human communication, then even a mild hearing loss can be intolerable.
Why wait , You don’t have to live with hearing loss.
Truth: Looking older is more affected by almost all other factors besides hearing aids. It is not the hearing aids that make you think you look older, it is what you think the represent. If hearing aids help you function like a normal hearing person, then doesn’t it actually make you appear younger. There are also many styles of hearing instruments, some are even so small they can not be seen when worn. Truth be told” Smiling and nodding when you don’t understand somethings, makes your hearing loss more apparent than the largest of hearing aids.