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Common Myths about Wearing a Hearing Aid

Today, many objections exist around hearing aids that prevent people from taking proper action.  However, many of these objections are based upon old conditions or myths.  We want to help dispel a few of those for you or a loved one.

Myth:  Hearing aids are too big and are too noticeable when worn.

Fact:  While previous hearing aids may have been large and clunky, today’s hearing aids are drastically different in size and cosmetic appeal.  In fact, many of the behind-the-ear hearing aids needed by those with more significant hearing losses have won multiple industrial design awards in the consumer electronics category for their stylish design and ease-of-use.  Also, there are small hearing aids that are nearly invisible* when worn deep in your ear canal.

Myth:  Hearing aids only work in quiet settings and can’t help in noisy situations with background noise.

Facts:  Vast improvements in hearing aid technology have been made even in the last few years to help make hearing in noisy environments effortless.  With today’s technology from Starkey, a hearing aid will intuitively seek out speech to amplify it, all while compressing background noises and conversations.  This allows for conversations in social settings to be easy and enjoyable again.

Myth:  Hearing aids are too expensive.

Fact:  Actually, hearing aids today not only come in an array of sizes and styles but also with several levels of technology and many affordable options.  We are glad to review our pricing ranges and payment plan options to ensure you get a hearing aid, if needed, which satisfies both your budgetary and lifestyle needs.

*Individual results may vary.  Invisibility may vary based on your ear’s anatomy.

Greg Nedelec BC-HIS

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