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Woman struggling to hear without her hearing aids.

What’s the point of wearing hearing aids? More than likely it’s to hear better, right? Well, yes, for the majority of people that will be the reason. A hearing aid is designed to aid your hearing.

But could there be an even more significant motivation? We use them so we won’t become estranged from the people in our lives…so that we can actually take part in conversations around us not only hear 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 all kinds of benefits, under-appreciated advantages, that come with using your hearing aids. And those less well known boons could be the distinction between wearing your hearing aids every day or leaving them hidden away in a drawer somewhere. So we can be certain that these rewards deserve to be emphasized.

Clearer Sound

So it’s not only that your hearing aid raises the volume of sounds. Sounds are made crisper also. This is because hearing decline doesn’t happen uniformly in both ears: you may lose specific frequencies in one ear before you lose those same frequencies in the other. So a hearing aid can make the sounds around you sharper and easier to understand.

Also, modern hearing aids have all kinds of settings that can be altered (or that can adjust themselves) depending on the room you’re in, the audio characteristics of that room, etc. Hearing aids don’t just make things louder, they focus on maximizing the correct sounds so that you hear more clearly in general.

Social Life That is More Active And Enriching

If the sounds around you are less difficult to understand, you’re more likely to engage in social activity and that’s a huge improvement. Think about it this way: when you’re not able to follow the conversation at a packed (and loud) restaurant, you’re less likely to jump in with a joke. But you will know just the right moment to spring your hilarious retort when your hearing is clear and crisp and so are the voices around you.

Social situation become less of a chore when you don’t have to keep asking people to repeat themselves and voices sound sharper and clearer; instead, interacting socially goes back to being something you can enjoy again.

Being Able to Concentrate Better

A big part of your mental resources are devoted to trying to make sense of the mess when you’re having a tough time hearing. Your overall concentration is diminished when that amount of mental energy is going towards interpreting distorted and incomplete audio. Whether you’re are listening to TV, reading the news, or prepping your taxes, your concentration will be much better if you are wearing hearing aids that are functioning properly.

You Will be Safer

Studies have shown that individuals with neglected loss of hearing have a greater chance of falling. Hearing aids help safeguard you against a fall in two ways. Stopping falls in the first place is the primary one. When you’re able to concentrate better (and, hence, you’re not as mentally exhausted), it’s less difficult to take steps without tripping on something. Next, some hearing aids have automated technology that activates when the wearer falls. This technology can be simply set up to contact emergency services or friends and family in the event of a fall.

An Increase in Cognitive Awareness

It’s not simply your focus that gets better when you wear your hearing aids. You also get a cognitive improvement as well. When you begin to separate yourself because you have a difficult time hearing, a complex process of brain degeneration begins to occur. Your mood, self esteem, and overall mental health will be significantly improved by wearing a hearing aid.

Why Not Get Results Now Rather Than Later?

waiting has no real advantage if you’ve already detected a decline in hearing. Hearing aids can offer both immediate and enduring advantages. So call our hearing care specialists and schedule a hearing examination right away.

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