If you’re suffering from hearing loss, you may be weighing your options. If you’ve already visited the hearing doctor and had tests done, the audiologist may have discussed with you the possibility of wearing hearing aids.
For a variety of reasons, there are many people who choose not to wear a hearing aid. For some, it has to do with aesthetics – they are worried the hearing aid will be visible and distracting, or they may be feeling a little embarrassed. For others, it has to do with costs, or worrying that the aid won’t fit into their lifestyle.
Regardless of your reasons, it’s a good idea to try out a hearing aid and see how it works for you before making any concrete decisions. As it turns out, a lot of the reasons people don’t get hearing aids can be easily dispelled.
We’ve outlined five reasons you should reconsider and think about wearing hearing aids, below.
1. They are Affordable
Those who are under- or uninsured are naturally worried about the costs of a hearing aid. The good news is that these days, most types of insurance do cover hearing aids. For those who don’t have insurance, or whose provider does not cover this, there are many options. Many doctors have payment plans or work with companies like Care Credit to help you apply for assistance. There are government funded programs that can help, too. And generally, hearing aids are a lot less expensive than they used to be, so it’s possible that you can find one that fits easily within your budget.
2. Accessibility and Compatibility is Better than Ever
You’ll find that most styles of hearing aids these days work beautifully in any location – in public spaces such as theaters, libraries and concert halls, at home and at school, at your job and in your car. Most versions are compatible with your cell phone or smart phone and won’t cause you any issues.
3. There is a Type for Every Person
There are so many different types of hearing aids, that you’re bound to find the perfect type for you. Designs can fit invisibly inside the ear canal, partially inside the ear, outside of the ear, as well as both wireless versions and ones that connect to a device with an electrical cord. No matter your specific needs, there is a type of hearing aid for you.
4. They’ll Almost Completely Restore Your Hearing
Hearing devices work better than ever now. For many, you’ll see an almost complete return to your hearing. This is of course dependent on the type of hearing loss you experience, so speak to your doctor, but the technology is so good that most people who try hearing aids are thrilled with the results.
5. It’s Quick and Painless
Just a short consult with your doctor, a few simple, painless tests, and you’re done! Getting fitted for a hearing aid is easy and stress-free.
And there you have it. As you can see, getting a hearing aid is quick, painless, affordable and easier than ever before. There’s simply no reason not to get one.
If there was a reason NOT to get one, what would that be? Let me know in the comments below!