If you’ve been wearing hearing aids for a while, you’re
Can Hearing Aids Be “Stylish”?
When people think of hearing aids they don’t often think of fashion, however, a lot has changed in the last couple of decades. The hearing aids you probably remember your grandparents or parents wearing were often bulky, flesh tone, and prone to feedback. Innovations in hearing aids have not only improved the nuance of sound quality but have become smaller, sleeker, and more discreet than ever before.
There are approximately 48 million people in the US alone who have hearing loss. Of those 69 or older who could benefit from hearing aids, only 30% have ever tried them. This could be in part of the stigma around hearing loss and hearing aids. Many people 65 and older are not ready to consider themselves seniors and this makes sense.
With advancements in the medical field and innovations in health, people are staying more active and healthier for longer than in past generations. This however doesn’t stop hearing loss. One in three people over 65 have hearing loss and this number climbs to one in two by the time people are 75 years or older. People are often in denial about having hearing loss because it often develops gradually enough that they don’t even know they have a problem. However, this does not stop the negative side effects of ignoring the condition. Untreated hearing loss can cause rifts in relationships and loss of income at work. However, being open and acting around the condition can allow you to seem “younger”, more connected, active, and engaged in the life you love.
Hearing Aids are for Everyone
While age-related hearing loss is the most common cause of hearing loss, hearing loss can affect people of all ages. An estimated 1 in 5 American teens experiences some degree of hearing loss. This is in part to attendance at noisy nightclubs and loud sporting events which cause noise-induced hearing loss. However, a source of noise that is available to people of all ages is headphones. Headphones can deliver sound to the ears of children, teenagers, adults, and seniors alike at levels which can damage the ears in a matter of minutes. Whatever the cause of your hearing loss, it is important to remember that hearing aids can offer sound quality to enhance your lost hearing and make it possible for you to participate in your life again. For school-aged children, this means an enhanced ability to participate and succeed in class. For working-age adults, this means being alert and collaborative in the workplace.
Hearing Aids Tailored For You
Hearing aids make it possible for you to connect and participate in your life, no matter your age, and because hearing aids are for everyone, you can choose the hearing aids which fit your personality. If you choose so, you can find hearing aids so small and discrete that barely anyone will notice you are wearing them at all, unless you want to. Others choose to wear their hearing aids as a piece of iconic fashion.
You can choose from different colors, and styles, depending on your taste. Some designers have gone as far as to create custom high fashion bejeweled hearing aids. You can find the hearing aids that speak to you. These incredibly helpful devices no longer must feel like a source of shame but a power statement on taking control of your health and wearing them proudly.
Treating Hearing Loss
Today’s hearing aids not only offer improved listening technology but enhanced features to make using them easier and more enjoyable than ever before. Bluetooth technology enables you to stream media from your smartphone, television, or stereo, directly and clearly to your ears. Rechargeable batteries add connivance and usability while wind suppression and water resistance add access to those of us who like to stay active and enjoy the outdoors.
Whatever you like to do in life, it will be that much easier when you invest in hearing aids. If you use hearing aids and you are looking for an upgrade in style and usability, there has never been a better time. If you have been putting off addressing your hearing issues altogether, this is a great moment to find out all about what hearing aids can offer. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!