When someone is suffering from hearing loss, they often delay seeing purchasing hearing aid because of the negative misconceptions that surround hearing aids. The truth is that hearing aids can (literally) change the way you hear the world and improve your overall quality of life. Here are some common myths about hearing aids that the experts at OneStopHearing would like to debunk, and share with you the truth about hearing aids.

Myth 1: Only old people need hearing aids

We live in a noisy world which means people of all ages suffer from hearing loss. With earbuds that blast loud music directly into the ear, hearing loss in young people is becoming more common than ever before. There are even infants and young children who wear hearing aids.

Myth 2: Hearing aids are big and bulky

Technology has allowed manufacturers to create smaller and more discreet hearing aids that assist patients with a range of hearing loss. The smallest hearing aids fit in the ear and are virtually invisible to those around you. In fact, there may be people you talk to every day who wear hearing aids and you don’t even know it. There are also behind-the-ear models that are more noticeable, but still discrete.

Myth 3: I only need one hearing aid

There is a good chance that if you notice hearing loss in one ear, there is also hearing loss in your “good ear.” Hearing loss is normally caused by aging or long-term exposure to loud noises. Both items normally cause hearing loss in both ears, not just one.

Myth 4: My friend had hearing aids and they didn’t work, why should I consider them?

Each person’s hearing loss situation is unique. Just because hearing aids didn’t work for your friend, doesn’t mean they won’t work for you. At OneStopHearing, we offer and free trial period with your hearing aids to make sure they work for you.