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Top 7 Reasons to Try Hearing Aids

In Blog, Expert Information by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

Explaining the Idea of Hearing

Hearing, by definition, is the process, function, or power to perceiving sound. The ability to hear is a crucial element in the lives of all individuals as it allows us to communicate in a healthy manner, socialize with friends, alert us of trouble, and work more efficiently. If left untreated, hearing loss can bring about the following:

  • Social avoidance and isolation
  • Anger and irritability
  • Stress, fatigue, and tension
  • Increased risk to personal safety
  • Reduced overall health

Regain Control of your Hearing

Those who require hearing aids often doubt the devices will make a difference in their lives. But hearing aids have positive outcomes for those who use them!

1.     Reduce annoyance of tinnitus

Tinnitus has an overwhelming connection to levels of hearing loss. Wearing appropriately-fit hearing aids can help reduce the annoyance of tinnitus for many people who have hearing loss. In a 2007 survey of hearing health professionals, 60% of tinnitus patients found some relief while 22% found significant relief when using hearing aids.

2.     You can actually hear!

Hearing aids increase the awareness of sounds and their sources and mask the effects of tinnitus. Conversations between family members and friends become more enjoyable as patients absorb every word and respond with ease. The outside environment becomes clearer and television, even radio stations, are more distinguished than they were before hearing aids.

3.     No one regrets buying them

Those who have utilized hearing aids don’t regret buying them! After receiving hearing aids, 82% were satisfied with their devices, 71% of the people use them daily, and 78% used them for at least four hours per day. Some patients also found a reduction in moderate-severe symptoms of depression due to their increased ability to hear.

4.     The benefits outweigh the negatives

The benefits of hearing aids out way the negatives of the small devices. Although there is a cost to using them depending on the severity of hearing loss and the brand, users have found they feel safer with hearing aids due to their new alertness in hearing their surroundings. They also have a newfound enjoyment in living their life.

5.     Improves Life

In a study by the Better Hearing Institute, people who wear hearing aids to improve their hearing enjoy a better quality of life than those who do not seek treatment. These individuals are able to be more active, develop healthy relationships, and interact with the community and world around them.

6.     Enjoy Music

Music is another crucial element of every person’s life as it allows them to be creative and individually unique. Hearing aids are now available with new technology available to help music sound more natural and full.

7.     Get Tired Less Quickly

It takes energy to live life, to be aware of our surroundings. Having reduced hearing not only results in unsafe surroundings but it takes more energy out of patients to pay more attention than they had to before. By using hearing aids, the user not only enjoys their surroundings, but they are able to spend less time on the small details and look at the bigger picture.

Whisper Hearing Centers has provided personalized hearing healthcare to Indianapolis and surrounding areas for more than 35 years. Our team of professionals is completely dedicated to your hearing health with their experience in the testing, diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss. Hear from the experts and find the right fit of hearing aids for you!