Deciding to get hearing aids is a big moment and you may have been considering it for a while. In this section you can find out exactly how they could help you.
Modern hearing aids are small and discreet – meaning they’re virtually invisible when you’re wearing them, and making them comfortable too. The technology inside them has advanced that they offer a range of different programmes and settings, automatic technology, and even Bluetooth capability so they can be connected wirelessly to your phone, TV and more!
But some people may still be reluctant to wear a hearing aid, but why?
Hearing is one of our most important senses. It is essential to look after your hearing health and to visit your local hearing care professional immediately if you become aware of any hearing problems.
If you suspect that you are being affected by reduced hearing, arrange an appointment with a certified hearing professional as soon as possible. They will determine whether or not there really is hearing loss, and will offer you advice on how you can help yourself.
Buying a hearing aid is an important decision and can significantly improve your quality of life. Give yourself plenty of time to visit an experienced hearing care professional or audiologist and find the appropriate solution together.
‘Hearing aids don’t help’
Just a few years ago hearing aids were clumsy, hook-shaped devices that were only placed behind the ear and only made a minimal improvement to a person’s hearing.
One common problem, which was also a source of pain for the ears, was the feedback when someone hugged you, for example. This problem has been successfully overcome.
Even the misconception that you simply have to "train" your ears harder still persists. Many of those affected believe that by using a hearing aid, they’re ‘spoiling’ their sense of hearing and their hearing will become dependent on technical support.
However, hearing does not regenerate itself. Once hearing has been damaged, it is almost impossible to reverse and often a hearing aid is a solution. While the individual is not cured, the technology means that they will find it far easier to live with hearing loss.