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Hearing Aids - It’s Myth Busting Time

Saturday, November 18, 2017 9:17:07 AM Australia/Melbourne

Hearing Aids - Myth Busting TimeThere are fewer things more detrimental to the audiology industry than the myths that tend to permeate pop culture and history. It may just be a character in a movie. It may just be lyrics in a song. It may even be a one-time choice in fashion, which tells the wrong narrative about those who suffer from hearing impairments. We are vehemently opposed to false knowledge being spread this way, but it’s tough to track down every falsehood that we find on the World Wide Web. Luckily for you, Hearlink makes it a regular practice to stay up-to-date on the fables that sweep the Web. We believe that it’s only armed with the right knowledge, that you can make informed decisions about your health. So, welcome! It’s time for our next addition of hearing impairment myths.

 

Just because I have a big hearing aid, I must be old

 

This is an unfair notion that keeps far too many from researching and purchasing the hearing aids that they need. It also can be a catalyst for larger issues in the medical industry. Imagine if you were losing your sight, but you didn’t want to wear glasses because you associated them with people of a certain age. These can be reckless decisions. We live in a day and age where there are an abundance of shapes and styles for hearing aid offerings, so you can feel confident in the look and feel, while taking care of your hearing.

 

Hearing aid batteries are expensive and hard to change

 

Sure, there’s a reason that many of the most popular children’s toys on the market come with their own batteries. There is definitely a degree of simplicity when you don’t have to worry about a separate purchase to power what’s important to you. That being said, there’s a huge misconception about the amount of effort that you need to put in, to take care of your hearing aid. Did you know that when you get a new hearing aid, it generally comes with at least a week’s worth of batteries? Research has shown that powering your hearing aid, and changing your life for the better, should cost at a maximum $5 a week. This is certainly a trade-off that you should consider.

 

I won’t be able to do any of my favourite things if I wear a hearing aid

 

This might have been true 100 years ago. At that time, hearing aids were still being developed, still being engineered and many of the materials used would not be waterproof, or would not be ideal for physical exercise. It’s great to say that that’s no longer the case. You can swim with your hearing aids, you can be as active as you want with your hearing aids. As a company and as an industry, it’s a huge priority to ensure that while hearing aids amplify your hearing, and your life, they do not change it in any way, shape or form.

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