Hearing Health Blog

Woman struggling to hear without her hearing aids.

Why are you really wearing hearing aids? Because you want to enhance your ability to hear, right? Well, yes, for most individuals that’s going to be the answer. A hearing aid is made to aid your hearing.

But could there be an even more relevant motivation? What about staying in touch with people in our lives…so not only can we hear discussions, but be a part of them. Our favorite music, the punchline of a joke or the key lines an important show are all things that hearing aids help us enjoy.

Put another way, there are a variety of advantages, overlooked benefits, that that you will get if you wear hearing aids. And those less well known benefits may be the difference between wearing your hearing aids every day or leaving them put away in a drawer somewhere. So we can be sure that these benefits deserve to be emphasized.

Clearer Sound

So it’s not just that your hearing aid raises the volume of sounds. Sounds are made clearer also. The reason for this is that hearing decline doesn’t occur uniformly in both ears: you may lose specific frequencies in one ear before you lose those same frequencies in the other. So the sounds near you will be easier to understand and crisper.

Depending on the room your in and its natural audio properties, modern hearing aids can be adjusted or even self-adjust to compensate. So that you are able to hear more clearly, hearing aids selectively increase the volume of select frequencies and leave others alone.

A More Dynamic Social Life

If the sounds around you are less difficult to understand, you’re more inclined to engage in social activity and that’s a big improvement. Just give some thought to this, you’re not as likely to join in with a clever joke at a packed restaurant if you can’t hear the flow of conversation. But when your hearing aids are doing most of the work for your ears and all the voices are sound sharp, you’ll know exactly when to come in with your hilarious joke.

When you can hear cleanly, clearly, and don’t need to ask people to repeat themselves, social interaction becomes less difficult; Instead, enjoying social situations is something you can do once again.

Having Better Concentration

When you’re having difficulty hearing, a considerable portion of your brain is focused on one job: making sense of the mess. You have to divert so much mental energy towards making sense of confused or incomplete audio information that your total concentration takes a dip. So if your hearing aids are performing accurately, you can find yourself concentrating with far greater ease, whether you’re working on your taxes, listening to the news, or watching TV.

You’re Safer

Studies have shown that individuals with untreated loss of hearing have a higher chance of falling. There are two ways that hearing aids can help with fall protection. One is by stopping falls from the start. It’s easier to walk around without stumbling on something when you have improved focus (and therefore be less exhausted mentally.) The next example is when an individual falls, the automated tech in the hearing aid activates. If a fall happens, emergency services, friends, or even family can be called automatically.

Better Cognition

It’s not simply your concentration that improves when you wear your hearing aids. Your overall mental health gets better, too. When you begin to isolate yourself because you’re having a difficult time hearing, a complex process of brain degeneration starts to take place. Your mood, self esteem, and overall mental health will be considerably improved by wearing a hearing aid.

Why Not Get Benefits Now Rather Than Later?

So if you’ve noticed that your hearing has started to decline, there’s nothing to gain from waiting. Both quick and also long lasting advantages are provided by hearing aids. So call our hearing care experts and schedule a hearing assessment today.

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