Hearing loss is a common problem, and many people tend to have misconceptions about it. There are many myths surrounding hearing loss that can cause fear and anxiety for those experiencing the condition. This post will dispel some of these myths.
It Is Associated With Age
People often assume that hearing loss is something you all experience as a natural part of getting older. Unfortunately, this assumption couldn't be further from the truth. Hearing loss doesn’t just affect seniors; it can also impact young adults and children who may have done nothing more than listen to loud music or work in a boisterous environment for extended periods.
In fact, in recent years, it has become increasingly common for younger people to experience hearing loss because many are exposed to loud music regularly via headphones or speakers that pump out sound at levels well over the recommended level of 80 decibels (dB).
Tinnitus Is Incurable
Many people with tinnitus (ringing of the ears) believe that it will go away on its own, but if you’re experiencing this symptom, you need to get a hearing aid specialist services. Hearing loss is not a disease but an injury caused by exposure to loud noises or certain medications.
There are many misconceptions about what causes these symptoms and how you can treat them when it comes to hearing loss and tinnitus. Fortunately, many medical professionals understand tinnitus clearly and help you determine the best treatment for your condition.
Hearing Aids Will Restore Your Hearing Capabilities
Hearing aids can be a great solution to help people suffering from hearing loss, but they are not a cure-all for all types of hearing loss. However, if you have been diagnosed with age-related or noise-induced hearing loss, then yes, hearing aids can help to restore your ability to listen to sounds by amplifying them.
On the other hand, if you have conductive or sensorineural losses (where there is damage in the ear or to the auditory nerve), hearing aids will not help you. In these cases, a cochlear implant may be an option for restoring your ability to hear sounds.
That said, if someone has been diagnosed with sensorineural loss (where there is damage to the inner ear) and does want all their symptoms alleviated, then a hearing aid will be able to help with these types of cases.
If You Already Had Hearing Aids, It May Not Work for You Again
One of the biggest myths about hearing aids is that if you had an old set for a while and it doesn't work, it probably won't again. It may not be working due to other reasons such as corrosion or damage. Also, technology has come so far in recent years that those who are older and didn't have the best hearing aids before should give it another try. If there is a hearing loss, the old technology may not be able to help you.
There are several myths and misconceptions about hearing loss. For example, many people believe that hearing aids will make your loved ones go deaf or that they make a beeping noise all the time.
Some think you have to "get used" to wearing them, but once you get used to it and experience how much better music sounds, speech is more explicit, and you can participate in conversations again, you will never see them the same way.
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.