When it comes to hearing aids, there are a lot of excuses for not wanting to wear them. But these excuses can cut you off from the help you need to reconnect with the world around you.
Our hearing specialist at Modern Hearing Solutions of Wyoming is here to help you cut through the common excuses for avoiding hearing aids. Whether you need help overcoming your own hesitancy or the reluctance of a loved one who needs hearing aids, our hearing specialist has taken the common excuses and answered all the typical concerns.
“My hearing is just fine.”
In general, hearing loss is a slow process. With how slowly we can lose our hearing, our bodies can adjust to less sound reception without much of a problem. However, over time as you lose more hearing, it can become more noticeable, especially if you start finding it difficult to follow conversations.
So, if you notice you often find group conversations difficult or people with high pitched voices difficult to hear, you likely need hearing aids.
“People need to just speak up.”
The complaint that people speak too quietly is a partially valid complaint. Some people are relatively soft-spoken. But if everyone you meet is too quiet, does it really seem likely that everyone is too quiet or is it far more likely that you have hearing loss?
“Hearing aids are noisy and annoying.”
To be completely fair, hearing aids can be noisy and annoying if you haven’t received help in how to properly adjust them for your needs.
Our hearing specialist will take time to help you learn about your hearing aids, how to correct feedback and other potential sound issues, and answer any questions you may have. Also, in the appointments following your hearing aid fitting, our hearing instrument specialist will be happy to work with you on any issue you have encountered in using your hearing aids.
“I don’t want to look old.”
While older hearing aids were somewhat clunky looking, there are many styles of hearing aids for you to choose from, so you aren’t stuck with something that ages you.
Some of the hearing aids styles rest within your ear, with a few designs being completely—or nearly completely—invisible to others. Even if you opt for a hearing aid design that puts the main body of the device behind your ear, there are many color options available, as well as various case sizes.
“They are too complicated.”
Digital hearing aids are really only as complicated as you want them to be. While you can choose hearing aids with many engaging features like geo-tagging, directional microphones, rechargeable batteries, app controls, and even virtual assistants, you don’t have to choose this type of hearing aid.
If you prefer a more “set it and forget it” style of hearing aid, our hearing specialist can help you find you a set of hearing aids that you don’t have much to fuss with when you use them on a daily basis.
“Hearing aids will make phone calls too tough.”
Most of the latest hearing aids have been designed to connect with mobile phones, making it easy to stream the phone call audio directly into your hearing aids. Sometimes, you will need an accessory to help connect your smartphone to your hearing aids, but it is not a difficult process.
You are also always welcome to ask our hearing specialist any question about the connection process, and he will be happy to help you.
“But my friend hates their hearing aids.”
There are many reasons why someone may not like their hearing aids. Maybe they didn’t come in for adjustments or didn’t give themselves enough time to adjust to wearing hearing aids.
But in your case, there are hundreds—if not thousands—of hearing aids you can choose from. If you want to make sure you don’t buy a “bad” pair of hearing aids, just ask your friend what they chose and pick something different. Our hearing specialists will be happy to work with you to find hearing aids which fit you well.
“Hearing aids are too expensive.”
A set of primer hearing aids can be a pricy investment. However, there are plenty of reasons to invest in your hearing, from enjoying hearing the sounds around you to helping reduce your risk of cognitive decline.
Also, at Modern Hearing Solutions of Wyoming, we have a variety of financing options available to help make your hearing aids easier on your budget.
“What will my co-workers think about me?”
Rather than think about what your co-workers will think about you if they notice hearing aids, consider how your hearing loss is impacting your work right now. Unless you work in a vacuum, you likely have to coordinate with at least your team if not with other departments, attend meetings, and communicate effectively. Without corrected hearing, your hearing loss can impact your ability to do your work.
Also, as we mentioned earlier, there are many styles of hearing aids. Depending on your hearing loss, you may be able to choose hearing aids which aren’t visible to the causal co-worker.
If you are ready to embrace hearing aids and correct your hearing loss, contact us for an appointment. Our hearing specialist has hearing clinics in both Powell and Cody, WY, and looks forward to helping you overcome your hearing loss.