It’s important to educate yourself about hearing loss, particularly if you or somebody you know is dealing with it. Armed with accurate knowledge, you can avoid making bad choices and will be better able to cope with your condition. Here are some common myths to disregard when suffering from minor hearing loss.
Hearing loss isn’t a big deal as long as it’s minor
It’s not wise to ignore your hearing loss instead of taking steps to manage it. Even moderate cases of hearing loss can impact the quality of your life. Being unable to hear as clearly as you used to can affect how well you communicate with others. Social solitude, frustration, and depression can be the outcome.
Some people will get hearing loss and some won’t
Many people are under the false impression that hearing loss is only experienced by the elderly. This couldn’t be further from being true. Some people lose their hearing due to traumatic injury later in life and still others are born with loss of hearing. Hearing loss can develop at any age.
You can hear immediately with a hearing aid
You will most likely need some time to adjust to your new hearing aids before you’re hearing at an optimal level. Your unique hearing scenario will mean you will need a particular model of hearing aid and will probably require several office visits for fine-tuning. It also takes time for your brain to readjust to hearing again.
Surgical treatment is the only option to resolve your hearing loss issue
Surgery makes sense for a small percentage of adults who have hearing loss. Properly fitted and tuned hearing aids will be the best strategy for most mild hearing loss situations.
Hearing loss affects only one of your ears
Hearing loss developing in both ears is rather ordinary. Your degree of hearing loss might be more severe in one ear giving you the impression that you’re losing your hearing only on that side. In many situations, the degree of hearing loss is the same for both ears. In fact, most people who require hearing aids for mild hearing loss need them for both of their ears.
Don’t let what you think is true about hearing loss stand in the way of the correct treatment. Come in and see us so we can fit you with the best hearing aid solution for your unique hearing situation.