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If you or someone you know has mild hearing loss, it is essential that you educate yourself about it as much as you can. This is to help you better manage your condition and avoid making significant decisions based on incorrect information. Here are some common myths to ignore when you have minor hearing loss.

Hearing loss isn’t a big deal as long as it’s mild

It’s not wise to disregard your hearing loss instead of taking action to manage it. The quality of your life can be affected by even minor hearing loss. Your ability to communicate with other people can be seriously hampered when you can’t hear as well as you once did. Social solitude, frustration, and depression can be the result.

Only particular people are vulnerable to hearing loss

Many people are under the false impression that hearing loss is only experienced by the elderly. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Some people lose their hearing due to traumatic injury later in life and still others are born with hearing loss. Hearing loss can develop at any age.

You can hear immediately with a hearing aid

The truth is, it might take some time for your hearing aid to provide the level of hearing that you need. Your distinct hearing situation will mean you will need a particular model of hearing aid and will most likely require a few office visits for fine-tuning. It also takes time for your brain to readjust to hearing again.

Surgical treatment is the only solution to resolve your hearing loss issue

Surgery makes sense for a small number of adults who suffer from hearing loss. Correctly fitted and tuned hearing aids will be the best strategy for most minor hearing loss cases.

Hearing loss affects just one of your ears

It is not abnormal for hearing loss to affect both ears. Your level of hearing loss might be more extreme in one ear giving you the idea that you’re losing your hearing only in that ear. In many instances, the extent of hearing loss is the same for both ears. Actually, most people who need hearing aids for mild hearing loss need them for both of their ears.

Don’t let what you think is true about hearing loss stop you from getting the correct treatment. Come in and see us so we can fit you with the ideal hearing aid solution for your unique hearing situation.

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The site information is for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. To receive personalized advice or treatment, schedule an appointment.
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