Many people who are dealing with hearing loss are apprehensive about hearing aids. It’s common: the idea of having to wear hearing aids can be a knock to the confidence for some. However, hearing loss is a common issue that almost 50 million Americans are currently managing. It’s not something that is reserved for the elderly; hearing loss has no age limit and if you are concerned about your hearing, then hearing aids may well be in your future.

If you book an appointment with an audiologist, they will test your hearing and let you know whether hearing aids are a must for your hearing health. Believe it or not, a great deal of people – up to 20% in fact – have been told that they need hearing aids and yet do not actually wear them. Sometimes, this is down to vanity and other times it’s because they don’t find them comfortable. It’s for this reason that it’s so important to find the right hearing aids from the very beginning. Hearing aids can give you a much-needed helping hand when you are managing hearing loss. There are so many benefits to wearing hearing aids and your audiologist will be able to explain to you why they’re so important for your particular hearing issue.

If wearing hearing aids still makes you hesitate, then you need to gain two things; a little perspective on how your life will drastically improve with hearing aids, and five ways that they will benefit you. Shall we take a look?

The chance to earn more money

If you are hard of hearing, you will likely feel isolated when you are not wearing your hearing aids. When you have clearer hearing, you’re not going to miss out on important announcements or conversation in your meeting or your business. You can increase your earning power and you can also wear your hearing aids with pride knowing you are able to hear everything in your business.

Lower risk of dementia

Did you know that hearing loss that goes untreated can increase the risk of dementia developing? Your cognitive function is depending on you to get your hearing aids fitted by your audiologist. Plenty of studies have shown that hearing aids can improve hearing ability while at the same time preventing the acceleration of atrophy in the auditory areas of the brain. They can also slow cognitive decline, which is also associated with hearing loss.

Alleviating tinnitus

Tinnitus is the word used to describe the ringing, buzzing and clicking heard in the ear when there is no external cause for it. In some cases, tinnitus is accompanied by a loss of hearing, and in these cases, a hearing aid can really help. When you have hearing aids professionally fitted, you can reduce the annoyance you feel with tinnitus because the hearing aid amplifies the sounds around you to drown out the ringing. There are even hearing aids specifically designed to drown out the noise heard with tinnitus and wearing the hearing aids can reduce the stress you feel because of the incessant noise that you cannot locate.

Better social interaction

When you wear your hearing aids as recommended by your audiologist, you are going to be far less isolated than without them. Without hearing aids on, you can easily withdraw from the people in your life because you cannot hear them. So, instead of asking people to repeat themselves, you slowly stop asking and this can close the doors on you from your friends and family. When you wear your hearing aids, you are able to be in the conversation and talking to the people that you love once more.

Higher living standard

When you wear your hearing aids, you are able to live to a much higher standard. Your quality of life will drastically improve, and you will be more inclined to get involved with your friends and family because you’ll feel more confident. Those who wear their hearing aids as directed by their audiologist are much happier and able to enjoy life properly.

Contact our team

We believe that you deserve the very best with your hearing, and that means speaking to our friendly team today. Booking an appointment with our audiologist and getting your hearing test booked in can make a big difference to your day to day life. 

For more information on the services that we offer, give Clifton Springs Hearing Center a call at 315-496-4314 and book your appointment today. We’re excited to help!