Hearing loss is not something to take lightly. If you just assume you can live with minor hearing loss and don’t get treatment, you risk making the situation even worse. You’ll probably just turn up the volume on your TV or cell phone and think the problem is solved. In reality, the louder you turn up your devices, the more trauma your ears will experience and your hearing loss will probably only accelerate.
Common side effects of untreated hearing loss include:
- Poor work performance and reduced earning power due to missing details during phone calls and meetings
- Embarrassment in social situations, which leads to withdrawal and loneliness
- Weakened personal and family relationships due to difficulty communicating
- Loss of brain function related to processing of speech and sounds
Treating Hearing Loss
The good news is that treating hearing loss is easier than ever, thanks to the latest crop of high-tech, wireless and digital hearing aids. Now you can get a hearing aid that is so tiny and subtle that no one will even know you’re wearing it. You don’t have to worry about being perceived as “old” or “handicapped” when you wear a completely in canal hearing aid. You can also get hearing aids specifically designed to help you enjoy your favorite activities, whether that means going to a crowded, noisy stadium with zero feedback, chatting with friends with improved speech recognition technology, or listening to music quietly in your home with a direct audio input. You can even get rugged, waterproof behind the ear hearing aids if you are an avid outdoorsman or sports enthusiast.