6 Ways A Hearing Aid Can Improve Your Life

A listening earIs a hearing aid worth the expense?

Around 40 million people in the United States suffer from hearing loss. If you’re one of these people but haven’t invested in a hearing aid yet, now’s the perfect time to reconsider. It’s been shown that people’s professional, personal, and financial lives are positively affected once hearing loss is identified and addressed. With the latest technological advances, hearing aids aren’t the bulky, unsightly, and uncomfortable devices they once were. Nearly invisible, they’re discreet and comfortable. Many are waterproof, wireless, and rechargeable. A professionally fitted hearing aid will enhance your life in the following six ways:

1. Relieve Stress and Positively Boost Your Mood

  • People who have hearing loss feel they have more control of their lives when they are using hearing aids
  • The majority of people with severe to mild hearing loss feel better about themselves when using hearing aids

2. Prevent Loss of Income

  • Those with untreated hearing loss lost as much as $30,000 income per year
  • Hearing loss which hasn’t been addressed can cause fatigue, absences in the workplace, and may cause the worker to disengage from work and co-workers

3. Inhibit Falls

  • A study of middle-aged people with mild hearing loss showed they were 3 times more likely to have a history of falling
  • Because hearing loss creates much more effort cognitively, balance and gait may be affected

4. Make Relationships Stronger

  • In a BHI study, over 50% of respondents who had hearing loss reported improved interpersonal relationships upon using a hearing aid
  • People who use hearing aids are more confident to join in group conversation
  • Engaging with family and friends is easier when conversations are audible

5. Keep Cognitive Function

  • Research shows a relationship between hearing loss and dementia
  • Hearing aides may potentially prevent or delay dementia; research is ongoing

6. Reduce Ringing In the Ears

  • A hearing aid can refocus sound, drawing focus away from tinnitus
  • Hearing aids can also help reduce stress caused by thorough listening, which will help relieve tinnitus symptoms

Do you have a hearing issue? Contact a health care professional today to be checked.

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Research Studies by Better Hearing Institute (BHI), Johns Hopkins