3 Hearing Aid Myths
Do you know you have hearing loss, but have some reservations about hearing aids based on what you've heard others say? Don't worry, we've got answers to three of the most common concerns.
1. Hearing aids will make everything sound too loud.
The myth that digital hearing aids will make everything sound too loud has been largely debunked. Today’s digital hearing aids are designed with sophisticated sound processing technology that allows them to automatically adjust the sound levels to the wearer's individual needs. This technology ensures that the sound is neither too loud nor too quiet, allowing the wearer to experience the sound at a level that is comfortable for them.
Plus, hearing aid users can customize their sound settings to further adjust the sound to their exact preferences. Therefore, digital hearing aids are capable of providing an optimal sound experience tailored specifically to each individual wearer.
2. Hearing aids will make me look "older".
Hearing aids are not a sign of aging, and wearing one does not mean a person looks or feels older. In fact, hearing aids can be quite stylish and even discreet, and are designed to be comfortable and easy to use. With recent advances in technology, hearing aids are smaller than ever and many are nearly invisible when worn. You can even control the volume of your hearing aids, adjust settings, and stream music directly from a smartphone.
Hearing aids can make a huge difference in quality of life, so there is no need to feel embarrassed or self-conscious about wearing them. They should be seen as tools to help you stay active, vibrant, and independent.
3. I can’t afford hearing aids.
Hearing aids have come a long way in recent years, and many of them are now more affordable than ever. There are many different types of hearing aids on the market, ranging from budget-friendly models to higher-end devices. Additionally, participating Beltone locations offer financing, which can help make the cost far more manageable. Our hearing care professionals can discuss your options during a free in-person assessment.