If you or someone you know has minor hearing loss, it is important that you educate yourself about it as much as you can. This is to help you better manage your condition and avoid making important decisions based on incorrect information. Here are some common myths to ignore when you have minor hearing loss.
Having mild hearing loss isn’t a big deal
It’s not wise to ignore your hearing loss instead of taking action to manage it. The quality of your life can be affected by even mild hearing loss. Being unable to hear as well as you used to can impact how well you communicate with other people. Social solitude, frustration, and depression can be the outcome.
Some people will experience hearing loss and some won’t
Lots of people assume that only the elderly can have hearing loss. This couldn’t be further from the truth. 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 instantly with a hearing aid
You will probably need a bit of time to get used to your new hearing aids before you’re hearing at an optimal level. This is because you might need a specific type of hearing aid, which will usually have to be fine-tuned by a hearing aid professional during multiple office visits to accommodate your individual hearing loss situation. Your brain will also need some time to get used to processing sound again.
Surgical treatment is the only solution to resolve your hearing loss issue
Surgery makes sense for a small percentage of adults who cope with hearing loss. The majority of mild hearing loss situations are managed with the proper fitting of a hearing aid.
Hearing loss impacts just one of your ears
It is not abnormal for hearing loss to affect both ears. You might have the impression that one of your ears is functioning as it should simply because the level of hearing loss is less than it is for the other ear. In many situations, the level of hearing loss is the same for both ears. Most people who require hearing aids, in fact, need them on both sides.
Don’t go without the right treatment because you have inaccurate information. Come in and get a consultation so we can fit you with the best hearing aid option for your personal hearing situation.