I remember when my Grandma had her first and only hearing aid fitted. She hated not only the size of it but also how it made horrible sounds when cups, pans or cutlery were rattled. She often winced, seemingly in pain every time she went to the cupboard to get something out.
My Grandma tried to avoid wearing her hearing aid, explaining as one reason, that it whistled constantly. I remember the time we all went out for a meal for her birthday, when she defiantly took it out, saying that all she could hear was the hubbub of noise from the other tables. My Dad didn’t understand the repulsion my Grandma had for her hearing aid and often suggested that she should wear it more often.
By understanding how and why hearing aids can seem to perform so badly for some people, it’s then easier to understand the reasons why they can sometimes be rejected. The truth of the matter is that people who are not motivated enough to either want to hear better or don’t feel the need to wear hearing aids, the chances are that they won’t wear them at all. Furthermore the longer their hearing loss is left unattended, the harder it becomes to reeducate and rehabilitate their brain to hearing more clearly again. The ultimate result of a refusal to wear hearing aids, is a unique form of isolation culminating to depression and exclusion from normal day to day life. The long term effects of a hearing loss have even been associated with a proportional contribution to atrophy of the brain. As they say about many things in life, “if you don’t use it, you will lose it”.
So why are the more recently developed hearing aids any better now than they used to be?
There are many reasons why recent developments in hearing aid technology have dramatically increased the success rates of people adapting more successfully to wearing their hearing aids. The sounds contained within speech are constantly and automatically processed, cleaned, filtered and then replicated through the hearing aids, to give the most natural hearing experience than ever before. People are now even blessed with the best opportunity and the greatest ability than before to be able to hear effortlessly, even in the most demanding and noisy listening environments.
Sleek modern designs in the private hearing aids now allow hearing aids to be totally undetectable to others, when worn. Tiny Micro Processors contained within these discrete new hearing aids, now carry a greater degree of technology than was used to first put man on the moon. Hearing aids are now programmed with far greater efficiency than before by the use of applying a hearing test through the hearing aids during programming. Feed back managers within the hearing aids not only prevent hearing aids from whistling so much but also allow them to produce much clearer, than they used to. Bluetooth technology utilised in premium hearing aid brands allow the hearing aids to share information to enhance their performance. The same technology also allows the hearing aids to pair and share information from commonly used devices such as phones, TV;s, computers and MP 3 players.
With hearing aid technology being at the heady peak that they now are, the only excuse or reason for people not wearing them is the cost.
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