Myth: If I wear hearing devices, people will treat me differently.
Fact: People with hearing devices often find themselves fitting right in because they’re able to hear and respond to people better than they were before. Hearing technology has become an avenue to communication.
Myth: Hearing devices are big and cumbersome.
Fact: This is no longer the case. Hearing devices have become small and sophisticated pieces of technology. With all the options made available to the patient, each hearing device is even personalized to fit their needs comfortably.
Myth: I’m too young for hearing devices.
Fact: The belief that only older people wear hearing devices is a thing of the past. We have found more cases of hearing loss in younger generations than ever before, largely due to prolonged exposure to loud noises through earbuds and concerts. By treating hearing loss at a younger age, you can adapt much more quickly to wearing hearing devices. People who confront their hearing loss early can even help prevent further damage.
Myths and FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions
How much will hearing aids impact me?
You will see a significant enhancement to your life from where you currently are without hearing devices. Your communication and ability to be involved with others will greatly improve. Daily frustrations associated with hearing loss will also be alleviated.
How will they look on me?
A common fear patients come in with is that the hearing devices will look bad or feel uncomfortable on them. That’s why at Aaron Brody Hearing we offer many options to help with this concern. Devices such as in-the-canal (ITC) and mini receiver in canal (mini RIC) are very discreet styles. After wearing the devices for a week, patients hardly even remember they’re wearing them.
How natural will it sound?
Hearing devices give the wearer a very natural sound, but this doesn’t come all at once; it takes time. With hearing loss, you can go years without hearing certain sounds. The brain will need to start becoming used to those sounds again. Your hearing experience will improve every day, and eventually you may feel like you are not even wearing hearing devices.
Did You Know?
1 in 10 Americans experience some degree of hearing loss
Hearing loss can affect people of all ages
By age 65 1 of 3 people have hearing loss
Hearing loss may be mistaken for aloofness, confusion, personality changes or dementia
Hearing loss is the 3rd most common physical condition after arthritis and heat disease
Because we hear with our brains, untreated hearing loss can lead to cognitive difficulties and increase the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer