Hearing loss affects people of all ages and all walks of life. Approximately 3 million Canadians suffer from hearing loss – that is 1 out of 10 people! Even though hearing loss is one of the most common health conditions that affect aging adults, there are many myths and misunderstandings about it.
For this Myth Monday, we will be touching on the misconception that just because your friend doesn’t like their hearing aid, does not mean that you will not like hearing aids either.
Your friend has a different hearing loss and lifestyle than you do. Sometimes people have the hearing aids programmed incorrectly, or they chose the wrong hearing aid. Some find that hearing aids “do not make a difference” or they are “too much of a hassle” with needing to change batteries or cleaning procedures – when that happens, people often give up and the hearing aids get placed in the drawer and stay there.
There are options out there to make your experience more positive (ex. rechargeable hearing aids, invisible hearing aids, Bluetooth connectivity, etc.). If you talk to your hearing professional about the trouble you are experiencing, they will work with you to find a solution that will make you fall in love with your hearing aids.
At Evear Hearing, we offer a risk-free, cost-free trial period that allows you to experience how hearing aids will benefit you in your daily activities.