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People with severe hearing loss know the profound impact their hearing aids have on their everyday lives. But if you have mild to moderate hearing loss, you may not think wearing your hearing aids every day is necessary.
Before you take them out or leave them in your nightstand, consider these reasons for wearing them.
They Help You Socialize
Maybe your children or grandchildren come for a visit or do a virtual call, but you’re struggling to hold a conversation. You need your daughter to repeat herself, and you can’t really hear the grandkids laughing as they play.
You may stop asking others to repeat themselves because you don’t want to be a bother. Eventually, you stop reaching out to socialize altogether, leading to isolation or depression. Hearing aids provide your brain the volume and clarity it needs to process auditory signals so you can interact with ease.
If you find yourself using your “good ear” to hear conversations or experience ear pain, you may have unilateral hearing loss. This condition causes uneven hearing loss between your ears. Causes range from earwax buildup to noise damage.
Your ears produce earwax to protect the ear canal from debris and bacteria. Typically, it clears itself away as your body produces more. But sometimes earwax becomes compressed in one ear, causing partial hearing loss or pain.
When your loved one starts showing signs of hearing loss, it can be difficult to know how to approach them. A good way to establish a plan for their hearing loss treatment is to include yourself and make sure they don’t feel alone.
Here are some tips for encouraging hearing tests and promoting overall hearing health.
Getting hearing aids is an exciting time. You're learning about new technology, and now you’ll be able to better interact in social environments.
While there is plenty to look forward too, you may also find it takes some time to adjust to the sounds you’re able to hear again. The good news is there are plenty of things you can do to make your adjustment go smoothly.
Whether you love it or hate it, winter is on its way. Temperature changes can cause moisture-induced damage to your hearing aids, so now is the time to start prepping your devices.
Make Winter Maintenance A Daily Routine
Condensation can form on your hearing aids as you venture in and out of your toasty home to the chilly world outside. That moisture can wreak havoc on the sensitive mechanisms of your hearing aids.
Your holiday check list is undoubtedly jam-packed with shopping, gift wrapping, and decorating. But before you go and check the next item off your list take a moment to consider your hearing this holiday season.
There’s nothing better than catching up with your loved ones during the holidays but hearing loss will make conversation difficult. Now is the time to act so your holidays don’t go silent.
Did you know that people with diabetes are twice as likely to have some degree of hearing loss? Studies have shown hearing loss was more evident in diabetics than non-diabetics, though researchers are still uncertain why.
Extended periods of unregulated blood sugar can permanently damage the blood vessels in your body, including your ears. Damaged blood vessels in your ears cause permanent harm to the hair cells which require steady blood flow to function.
When someone is suffering from hearing loss, they often delay seeing an audiologist because of the negative misconceptions that surround hearing aids. The truth is that hearing aids can (literally) change the way you hear the world and improve your overall quality of life.
Here are some common myths about hearing aids that the experts at Audio Help would like to debunk, and share with you the truth about hearing aids.