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Three Common Hearing Aid Myths Busted With Actual Facts

by Carla Hudson

You may be tired of having to ask people to repeat themselves. There is no doubt you are fed up with not being included in conversations. You are probably even tired of having to hear everyone else complain about the noise when you sit down to watch television. However, there are those nagging thoughts that were kindly offered up by well-meaning folks, floating around in the back of your mind about hearing aids. What you will be happy to hear, in spite of a dismal audiologist report, is that most of what you think you know, is probably false. Here are three common misconceptions about hearing aids you should know. 

Misconception: When you wear a hearing aid, you will be left to deal with static and high frequency squeals that are rather annoying.

Fact: The older hearing aids were infamous for causing static and squeals when a wearer came in contact with certain radio frequencies. However, this old technology was quickly replaced with aids that have the ability to filter out these annoying noises. Therefore, the only thing you will hear when you have on a new hearing aid is what you are meant to hear with your own ears.

Misconception: If you have on a hearing aid, everyone in the room will be able to see it clearly.

Fact: This common misconception also comes with experience with outdated hearing aids that often protruded out of the ear, or even wrapped completely around the upper cartilage of the outer ear. New hearing aids are quite small. They fit right into the ear canal and are easily retrieved with your finger. They are designed with materials that blend well with the skin tone of a patient. In many cases, people will not know you have an aid unless you point it out to them.

Misconception: Hearing aids are uncomfortable...and itchy.

Fact: You probably remember an older family member who went through the trouble of obtaining an aid because they could not hear, but then refused to wear it, much to the dismay of everyone else in the house. This was most likely because the hearing aids were uncomfortable, shifty, and even itchy after a while due to sweat in the ear canal. Medical technology has came a long way in the last few years and modern hearing aids are designed with soft, skin-like materials that are so comfortable, you will not even know there is anything in your ear at all.

Now that you know the real facts about hearing aids, you no longer have to be apprehensive about seeking the right model for you. Go ahead and turn down the TV, get back into those missed conversations, and back to living your life with good hearing.

For more information, contact Hearing Professionals of Illinois or a similar company.