Common Hearing and Hearing Aid Myths
Buying hearing devices online, by mail, or at big box stores saves time, money, and gets the same results as a professionally fit device.
You should always work with an experienced hearing care specialist. The correct device for your needs, an appropriate fitting, and follow up appointments are important in the success you have with your new devices. Also, the FDA warns against the use of inexpensive sound amplifiers to treat hearing loss. See: Hearing aids & personal sound amplifiers
Hearing loss affects only “old people” and is merely a sign of aging.
Hearing loss affects all age groups. According to the recent Johns Hopkins study, nearly a fifth of all Americans 12 years or older have hearing loss so severe that it may make communication difficult.
Wearing two hearing devices is unnecessary.
Most people with hearing loss in both ears can hear better with two devices. Why? We hear binaurally (with two ears), which helps us determine where sounds come from, assists us in noisy settings, and provides natural sound quality.
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