May is National Better Hearing and Speech month! This month we are going to debunk some of the most common myths about hearing loss believed by many today.
Myth #2: Hearing Aids Make Me Look Old
This is definitely untrue. Hearing loss affects people of all ages, and is not just a condition for the elderly. Research shows that 1 in 5 teenagers have a hearing loss.
Some people feel that hearing loss is just a normal part of their age and is something they will have to deal with. While it can be a part of the aging process, just living with the consequences of hearing loss is anything but normal. For example, heart disease is one of the most common physical ailments and can be considered to be another normal part of aging, though that does not mean it is left untreated.
Generally, a person’s hearing loss is far more noticeable than a hearing aid. Many times the person with the hearing loss is the last to know. Typically the people around them have noticed and try to compensate for it before the person with the hearing loss comes to terms with it. Hearing aids themselves, by comparison, are discreet and helpful.
Your hearing is not an issue of age. It is an issue of communication and quality of life.
Please call (214) 363-HEAR with any questions.