Should I consider hearing aids if I have hearing loss?

Should I consider hearing aids if I have hearing loss?

By James Wuth
Minor & James Audiologist

Persons with mild hearing loss often begin thinking about the possibility of seeking help from hearing aids. But they may do so grudgingly because they have heard stories from friends suggesting that hearing aids are never without complications. And it is true. Hearing aids always bring with them a set of advantages and disadvantages. And the degree to which a person will accept and enjoy their hearing aids depends a great deal upon how much the hearing loss is impinging on their enjoyment of life.

If you have been noticing that you are asking people to repeat, if others are starting to make comments about your hearing, then it is time to be brutally honest with yourself. Ask yourself whether you are able to hear the things you want to hear in order to live your life and enjoy it the way you want to. If you conclude that you are not functioning in the way that you desire, then hearing aid use can very likely help get you closer to your own goal of interacting with the people in your life in the way that you want to. It is, after all, your life. The audiologists at the various Swedish affiliated clinics can help you with this self assessment.

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Hearing Aids Elite
Checking your hearing sooner than later is always a great idea. Waiting too long is not only a bad thing for your hearing but also you are missing out on a lot of life's great enjoyments.
8/30/2012 4:00:33 PM
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