It’s natural for people to want to look good and feel great. However, hearing loss can prevent a lot of people from being their personal best. Not being able to hear properly can make you feel aloof and lonely. This is where hearing aids come to the rescue. They make up for the shortfall in your hearing ability and allow you to be as much a part of the world around you as somebody with more normal hearing.
But if you’re one of those people who are strongly anti-hearing aid, these little gadgets are probably already off your list. We strongly urge you to reconsider your decision as we are about to bust the 5 most common myths about hearing aids.
Myth # 1 – They’re too obvious.
One of the most famous excuses used, the noticeably large size of the average hearing aid is a thing of the past. Thanks to digital technology and engineers with aesthetics in mind, the market has some of the most discreet hearing aids that you have ever seen. While in-the-ear and behind-the-ear styles go largely unnoticed, science has taken a leap forward and come up with the invisible-in-the-canal and completely-in-the-canal styles that are the tiniest hearing aids ever made. These fit very deep into the ear canal and go invisible to the outside world.
Myth # 2 – They don’t keep up with varying hearing needs.
Today’s hearing aids can automatically adjust to a broad range of sound environments, without you worrying about it at all. Whether you’re trying to discern comments at an all-staff meeting or wish to hear the sound of autumn leaves crunching beneath your feet, your versatile little hearing aid can modify its functionality to meet your needs.
Myth #3 – They’re way too delicate.
Are you worried that environmental nuisances would damage your hearing aid? Technological advancements have enabled the manufacture of hearing aids that are resistant to water and sweat and can stand in the face of dust and ear wax too. This makes them especially durable for people that are exposed to demanding conditions, such as swimmers, skiers and sports enthusiasts.
Myth # 4 – They don’t match my lifestyle.
With electronic gadgets becoming an integral part of one’s lifestyle, it is an anomaly to find a youngster without his smartphone or musical player. Luckily for all of us, wireless digital aids are now common all around the world. This means you can achieve seamless connectivity directly into your hearing aids. Sync your hearing aid with your smartphone, MP3 players, computers, FM systems, TV and other gadgets, and enjoy them at volumes just right for you.
Myth # 5 – They’re too much of a hassle.
We’re fairly confident you’ve had second thoughts about rejecting the possibility of wearing hearing aids – these little things are pretty cool – and that brings us to the last and most lousy of the myths surrounding them. Maintaining hearing aids requires just as much effort as it does to take care of your iPhone. The rechargeable feature on some new hearing aids allows you to recharge them at night so that they’ll be ready to roll in the morning. If you have dexterity problems and often find yourself fiddling with tiny objects, you can opt for a bigger device that is easier to handle. There’s always something for each one of us. Don’t be hesitant to discuss your options with your hearing healthcare professional right away.