Hearing Health Blog

Woman struggling to hear without her hearing aids.

What’s the reason for wearing hearing aids? Because you want to strengthen your ability to hear, right? Needless to say, that will be most people’s reaction. Aiding your hearing is what a hearing aid is manufactured to do.

But that’s not the real motivation for wearing them. What about staying connected to people around us…in order to actually get involved in conversations around us not only hear them. Our favorite music, the punchline of a joke or the key lines an important show are all things that hearing aids help us enjoy.

In other words, there are all kinds of benefits, overlooked advantages, that come with using your hearing aids. And you will most likely use your hearing aids daily rather than keeping them tucked away because of these advantages. Certainly, these five under-appreciated advantages of hearing aids have earned their time in the spotlight.

Clearer Sound

Your hearing aids don’t only make sounds louder. Sounds become crisper also. The reason for this is that your hearing doesn’t wane symmetrically: certain frequencies go first. So a hearing aid can make the sounds near you clearer and easier to understand.

Depending on the room your in and its natural audio characteristics, modern hearing aids can be adjusted or even self-adjust to compensate. Hearing aids don’t only make things louder, they concentrate on enhancing the correct sounds so that you can hear more clearly in general.

Social Life That is More Active And Enriching

If the sounds near you are less difficult to understand, you’re more likely to take part in social activity and that’s a real improvement. Just give some thought to this, you’re not as likely to join in with a witty joke at a crowded restaurant if you’re not able to hear the flow of conversation. But you will know exactly when to spring your hilarious retort when your ears are clear and crisp and so are the voices near you.

When you can hear crisply, clearly, and don’t have to ask anyone to repeat themselves, social interaction becomes less difficult; Instead, enjoying social interaction is something you can do again.

Improved Concentration

A big part of your brain’s resources are spent attempting to make sense of the chaos when you’re struggling to hear. Your general concentration is weakened when that amount of mental effort is being put into interpreting jumbled up and partial audio. Whether you’re are listening to TV, reading the news, or prepping your taxes, your attentiveness will be much better if you are wearing hearing aids that are functioning correctly.

You’re Safer

Research shows that people with neglected hearing loss have a greater danger of falling. There are two ways in which hearing aids can help protect you against a fall. Preventing falls from the start is the first one. It’s easier to move your feet around without tripping on something when you have better concentration (and thus be less fatigued mentally.) Next, many hearing aids have automated technology that activates when the user falls. This technology can be easily configured to get in touch with emergency services or friends and family if a fall happens.

An Improvement in Mental Cognition

It’s not simply your concentration that gets better when you wear your hearing aids. You also get a cognitive boost too. When you have a tough time hearing and start to segregate yourself, the pathways in your brain, responsible for interpreting sounds, can begin to deteriorate (basically, it’s a complex process that we’re simplifying to save time). A hearing aid can help preserve countless mental cognitive functions, meaning your mental health, your mood, your self-esteem may all profit from using your hearing aids.

Why Wait to Get The Rewards?

So if you’ve noticed that your hearing has started to diminish, there’s not much to gain from waiting. Hearing aids can offer both immediate and long lasting benefits. So schedule a hearing exam right away with a hearing care specialist.

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