6 Hearing Aid Myths Busted
Hearing aids have come a long way since their inception in 1913, but myths and misconceptions still surround them. In this article, we debunk six of the most common hearing aid myths.
Myth 1: Hearing loss isn't a big deal.
In reality, hearing loss is a serious issue that can lead to depression, an increased risk of falls, and a higher risk of dementia. Once hearing begins to decline, it only gets worse. If you're experiencing a drop in the quality of your hearing, schedule an appointment with a certified audiologist today.
Myth 2: Hearing aids make everything too loud.
Today's hearing aids come equipped with an app to control your hearing aid with precision. While there may be an adjustment period where sounds are experienced differently, once your brain adjusts, you won't even notice the difference.
Myth 3: Only "old" people wear hearing aids.
Anyone can experience hearing loss, regardless of age. The stigma associated with hearing aids is unwarranted. Vibe Hearing Aids are virtually invisible, so no one will even know you're wearing them!
Myth 4: Hearing aids are bulky and noticeable.
Modern hearing aid models that fit inside the ear canal are nearly invisible. Vibe Air is an invisible, state-of-the-art hearing device that's so small that even your closest friends and family won't notice it.
Myth 5: Your good ear can compensate for your bad ear.
Hearing in both ears is crucial to localize sound, hear speech in noisy environments, and tune out background noise. If you're experiencing any hearing loss, even unilateral hearing loss, consider getting a hearing aid.
Myth 6: Hearing loss is a normal part of aging.
While hearing loss due to aging (presbycusis) is common, it's not inevitable. Take care of your hearing by wearing ear protection, reducing exposure to loud noises, and getting regular hearing tests. If you do experience hearing loss, a hearing aid can help you regain the sounds you've been missing.
By Vika D, Contributor