If you’re like most people, you’ll think to yourself, “why should I get hearing aids?”, you probably take your sense of hearing for granted. But did you know that in 2020, Hearing Link Services reported that around 11m people suffered from hearing loss? By 2035, we estimate there’ll be around 14.2 million adults with hearing loss greater than 25 dBHL across the UK. That’s a pretty staggering number!
And yet, many of those people don’t do anything about it. Why is that?
Well, there are a lot of misconceptions out there about hearing devices. People think they’re expensive, or that they’re only for old people. But the truth is, they can be incredibly beneficial for all kinds of people with all kinds of hearing loss.
So, if you’re on the fence about whether or not you need them.Read on to learn more about why they might be right for you.
Don’t let hearing loss affect your life
- Hearing loss can have a significant impact on your quality of life. If any of these things ring true for you, or someone you know. Come and see us as soon as you can.
- Social isolation. Hearing loss can make it difficult for individuals to communicate effectively with others, leading to feelings of isolation and loneliness.
- Cognitive decline. Research has shown that hearing loss can have a negative impact on cognitive function, including memory and thinking skills.
- Emotional well-being: Hearing loss can cause frustration, anxiety, and depression, and can strain relationships with loved ones.
- Safety. Hearing loss can make it difficult to hear important sounds such as alarms, phone calls, or warning signals, potentially putting individuals at risk.
- Reduced quality of life. Hearing loss can limit individuals’ ability to enjoy activities they once loved. Things like attending concerts, playing sports, or participating in social events.
Don’t despair, all of these can things be resolved! Read on, or just book an appointment now to come and see us and have a chat and a quick hearing test.
Hearing aids have improved significantly over the last decade
Technology and design advancements from the past few years have drastically improved hearing aids. They’re smaller with better sound quality for those with hearing impairments. The sound quality may now be as natural and clear as what you hear without the aid.
Here’s a list of the most significant improvements:
- Improved sound quality: They now offer clearer and more natural sound quality, with reduced noise and feedback.
- Advanced noise reduction: They now have sophisticated algorithms for reducing background noise, allowing for better speech understanding in noisy environments.
- Increased battery life: With advances in battery technology, they now have longer battery life.
- Connectivity: Many now have wireless capabilities, allowing them to connect to smartphones, TV’s and other devices.
- Smaller size: They have become smaller and more discreet, with some nearly invisible in the ear canal.
- Personalisation: They can now be programmed and adjusted to an individual’s specific hearing needs and preferences.
Additionally, despite the fact that some devices are practically invisible these days. You can get them in a wide range of colours – so now style isn’t an issue!
All in all, it’s clear that hearing aids have become way smarter. Re-connecting with the world around you is no longer a problem!
You can hear better in both quiet and noisy environments
If you’re struggling to hear, even in quiet environments. The first thing to do it come and see us so we can see where you are hearing-wise. Once we have a baseline from your hearing test we can discuss how to proceed.
These days noise reduction and isolation play a big part in the advantages hearing aids can give you. They don’t simply amplify all sound. They can be personalised for various environments and tuned to help you hear what you need to hear.
Getting hearing aids is your choice
Deciding to get hearing aids is an important decision, but it doesn’t have to be a scary one!
When hearing loss affects your daily activities or your quality of life, hearing aids are definitely worth considering. Make an appointment with us and we can see if they would be beneficial for you.
If you decide to get some we can then take into account personal factors. Things like your lifestyle and level of hearing loss, to help you make an informed decision. So don’t let hearing loss limit your life – come see us about hearing aids today!