As a fully qualified Fellowship member of both the British, and the Irish Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists, he has years of advanced training both locally and nationally.
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Did you know that many people with hearing loss avoid seeking help because they are worried about wearing hearing aids? Although modern hearing aids are very small and discreet, many people believe that there is still a stigma attached to the wearing of hearing aids and they put off visiting an audiologist and addressing the issue.
Here at Hidden Hearing, we always advise people to visit us as soon as they suspect that they may have a problem with their hearing, and there are many reasons for this. Hearing loss can deteriorate quickly if it is not treated, and it can lead to other conditions such as depression and dementia, so it is important to seek help as soon as you can. Finding out more about hearing aids can help you to separate fact from fiction, and enable you to feel more comfortable about the idea of wearing hearing aids.
Hearing Loss Assumptions:
1. Fiction: Hearing loss cannot be treated.
Fact: Some hearing loss is only temporary, such as that caused by an earwax blockage or certain types of medication, and this is often fully treatable. However, even amongst people with permanent hearing loss, 90-95% can be successfully treated with hearing aids.
2. Fiction: Hearing aids are complicated to use.
Fact: Hearing aids are highly technical devices, but they are designed to provide an excellent hearing experience while being easy to handle. New, digital hearing aids are able to distinguish speech from background noise, and to adapt to different environments. If you have mobility issues, you may find a larger hearing aid easier to manage, and remote control handling works very well for some users.
3. Fiction: Hearing aids will be obvious.
Fact: Hearing aid technology has developed very quickly, and large, visible hearing aids are no longer the only option. Newer digital devices offer invisible placement inside the ear canal, and cannot be seen by others.
4. Fiction: Hearing aids are for old people.
Fact: Hearing aids are set to overtake smartwatches as the most popular wearable technology devices! Many hearing aids can be synced to your phone or used via bluetooth to stream music or audio, making them extremely popular with people of all ages.
5. Fiction: Hearing aids are very expensive.
Fact: While it may seem a high initial outlay for a hearing aid, it is important to remember that most hearing aids last for at least five years, and that the improvement in your quality of life may well be invaluable. Most providers offer payment plans, and these will also cover the cost of your aftercare appointments to ensure that you are getting the best performance possible.
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