Why Should I Wear Hearing Aids?
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Hearing loss can make it so difficult to hear that people begin to avoid social gatherings such as dining out. Background noise from people chattering, eating and moving can reduce how much speech you hear and understand in these environments. Once we understand less than about 50% of what is being said, we begin to give up; it becomes too much of a mental effort to maintain a conversation.
Hearing aids can help tune out the background noise so you can focus on the people you want to hear. The newest hearing aids are specifically designed to make speech understanding easier and can dramatically improve it.
Catch what people say the first time.
Asking others to repeat what they say can occur with increased frequency if you have hearing loss, yet it happens so gradually that you may not even notice how often you ask!
Hearing loss makes it more difficult for us to identify certain sounds, and makes it more likely we’ll confuse different words. The good news is that, with the right kind of hearing aids, you can understand speech better, which enables you to engage more immediately with others – while missing out on less.
Follow the conversation when many people are talking.
The more people there are, the harder it is to follow the conversation and participate. As the sound field gets more complex, people with hearing loss find it much harder to hear the people they want to listen to in a crowd. Their brains simply become overwhelmed by a mass of undifferentiated noise.
However, good quality, modern hearing aids are designed specifically to make it easier to hear when multiple people are speaking. They help you focus on what you choose, rather than deciding for you – as older devices did. This is due to the power of modern hearing aid microchips, which can now process much more sound than ever before.
So what’s your next step? Find out for yourself what hearing aids can do for you! Book a free, no obligation hearing appointment today by visiting campaignforbetterhearing.org or calling 1-877-550-4808.
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