What do hearing aids do anyway? They don’t work well and make anyone who wears them look 100 years old.
This is a common opinion held by the millions of Americans with hearing loss who choose not to seek treatment. But your Las Vegas audiologist is here to tell you otherwise.
Not only are modern hearing aids smaller, more comfortable and provide sound that is more natural than ever before, they are available in a variety of sizes and styles to fit any listening lifestyle and cosmetic preference.
Need more convincing? Below are the benefits that simply using a hearing aid to treat your hearing loss can bring to your life.
Improved General Health
Patients who seek treatment:
- See a decrease in their feelings of depression, anger and anxiety
- See an improvement in their balance
Patients who do not seek treatment are:
- At a higher risk of cognitive decline
- Three times more likely to suffer physical injuries, such as falls
Improved Professional Success
Patients with untreated hearing loss:
- Find it hard to concentrate, especially when communicating with others. This can lead to reduced job performance and less monetary compensation.
- Find it hard learning new things, as hearing loss may lead to problems storing new information.
Improved Emotional Well-Being
Patients who treat their hearing loss have:
- Reduced periods of social isolation
- Longer-lasting and healthier relationships
- Higher quality of life
- Higher self-esteem
A study conducted by the Better Hearing Institute (BHI) shows new evidence about the importance of hearing aids. The study surveyed 2,000 patients with hearing loss. Of those, 82 percent indicated they would recommend hearing aids to their friends and 70 percent reported an improved ability to communicate.
The BHI study also concluded up to a third of patients saw improvements in their:
- Sense of humor
- Mental health
- Emotional health
- Physical health
- Sense of safety
- Feelings about self
- Sense of independence
- Work relationships
Want to improve your quality of life? Simply contact your local Las Vegas audiologist and schedule a visit today.