There are always a lot of reasons we don’t take action. Sometimes we delay taking action because of myths we have believed. Hearing loss has its own set myths. Don’t let these myths keep you from seeking hearing help in 2016.
- “Hearing aids don’t work.” Maybe you grew up with a grandparent with hearing loss. Maybe that grandparent wore a hearing aid that didn’t help them hear much better, or perhaps your grandparent constantly adjusted the volume. Ever-changing technology has transformed our hearing solutions. For ReSound, the current generation of hearing aids are far more effective and far easier to use. Just ask hearing aid wearers Maureen O’Shea and Rick Ledbetter.
- “Hearing aids make me look old.” First, today’s hearing aids range from sleek behind-the-ear to invisible-in-the-canal designs. And adjusting many of those hearing aids is as simple and transparent as picking up your smart phone and using an app to change settings. Second, is it a hearing aid that makes a person look old or is it asking for words to be repeated? We should all use whatever tools we can to remain engaged with those around us.
- “Any hearing loss I might have is just a natural part of aging,” Not so fast—aging does not in itself mean hearing loss. While genetics certainly come into play, an arguably larger role may be played by the cumulative effects of years of dangerous decibels. And that is something we can and should take action on with hearing protection.
article courtesy of The Official ReSound Blog