The thought of wearing hearing aids is often a scary one, after all, it is a big change to make. But it is a change for the better. Instead of worrying about the stigma of hearing aids, concentrate instead on these great benefits…
Enjoy the things you didn’t know you were missing
If you have a hearing loss, there will be lots of things that you are aware of missing, but what about those things you don’t think about so much? The beautiful sound of birdsong, the joyful noise of kids playing nearby, a funny radio show, or the gentle, watery sound of a stream or lake. You’ll be amazed at the joy you can get from these background sounds.
Social time can be fun again
If you’ve been skipping out on social engagements because of a hearing loss, you may have got used to staying at home or sitting in a corner and not making conversation. But with hearing aids, you can have a fully active social life again. You can enjoy family gatherings or a dinner out at a restaurant properly when you can hear what your friends and family are saying.
The latest technology
If you are into technology, you can get a buzz out of using some of the nifty features some hearing aids have. Stream music straight into your ears, or use an app on your phone to tinker with the hearing aid settings and really make the most of them. With an adapter, you can also stream the sound from your TV straight to your hearing aid, making watching films and sports much more enjoyable. You can even use an app to track your hearing aids down if you’ve mislaid them.
Discreet and comfortable
When someone mentions hearing aids, you might think of the clunky, big, old things that your parents or even grandparents wore. But there have been huge leaps in hearing aid technology, and there is now a style to suit everyone. Some are almost invisible, and all of them are much more comfortable to wear than the old-fashioned styles.
Long lasting batteries
Many hearing aids are now rechargeable, meaning no more fiddling with tiny batteries. Hearing aids are also designed to use less power now, meaning the batteries last much longer. Some styles can provide 30 hours of battery life from just a three-hour charge.
Less stress and fatigue
Having a hearing loss can be stressful and tiring. Your brain needs to work much harder to figure out what’s going on, leaving you less energy for everyday life. Mishearing things can lead to misunderstandings and arguments, making for a stressful life. With hearing aids, your brain can take a rest and life will be much calmer.
Talk to us about hearing aids
You can reap all these benefits by coming to see our Audiology Specialists in Houston, Texas. Book a hearing test with us at Clarity Hearing to find out exactly where your hearing is at, and talk to our specialists about the best hearing aids to suit you.
Scott Marquardt is the owner of Clarity Hearing and a highly skilled audiologist who has been in practice for over 20 years. Dr. Marquardt earned a master’s degree in audiology from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, and a doctorate from A.T. Still University. He is a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association and a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. He and the team offer comprehensive hearing healthcare services and specialize in the care of tinnitus, imbalance, and auditory processing disorders.