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The High Cost of Untreated Hearing Loss
Is there any reason why you can’t wait to do something about your hearing loss?
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) conducted a study of more than 2000 hard-of-hearing adults and about 1700 of their family members. In its report, the NCOA concluded that, “untreated hearing loss was associated with increased anger, frustration, paranoia, insecurity, instability, nervousness, tension, anxiety, irritability, discontentment, depression, and fear.”
The study also found that, “in comparison with people who have sought help for their hearing loss, those with untreated loss were more likely to be self-critical, feel a sense of inferiority, suffer from social phobias, and be perceived by others as confused, disoriented, or unable to concentrate.”
The social implications of untreated hearing loss are often profound. These include more stressful marriages and damage to other important relationships; impaired job performance; misperceptions by others who mistake the effects of hearing loss for mental deterioration, confusion, aloofness, etc.; and social isolation when hearing loss makes normal conversation difficult or impossible.
Waiting to treat any health problem is never a good idea.
Hearing Aid FAQ
Can hearing aids be programmed?
Hearing aids are programmable. They can “remember” different settings for each listening environment in your life and you can switch to the appropriate one depending on sound input received from your surroundings. Some hearing aids automatically store data regarding which setting you prefer in certain situations, and will automatically switch to the desired setting in each situation.
Can hearing aids work with wireless devices?
Many hearing aids can sync with wireless devices by using Bluetooth® technology, enabling you to receive direct signals from your cell phone, MP3 player, television, and more. For improved sound clarity and understanding, Bluetooth functionality allows you to connect wirelessly with cell phones, televisions, iPods, iPads, and other electronic devices.
Are there hearing aids that can get wet?
You can swim, sweat and ski while wearing hearing aids. Water resistant hearing aids aren’t just for swimmers either. Because they are so robust and stay securely in place behind the ear, many people can benefit, including those who perspire heavily, are active in sports, or who garden or work in dusty environments.
Will a hearing aid help me?
If you have an aidable hearing loss, meaning you have some hearing left to work with then the answer is yes. How much it will help will depend on a whole host of factors including:
- How long you waited to do something about your problem.
- How you lost your hearing.
- Your overall health.
Hearing Aids We Offer
Phonak Hearing Aids
Sivantos Hearing Aids
Widex Hearing Aids
Starkey Hearing Aids
Oticon Hearing Aids
Unitron Hearing Aids
Resound Hearing Aids
Hearing aids that are directly connected with either iPhone or Android cell phones. Stream music, phone calls wirelessly and without a delay! Use an app on your phone to change the settings (direction of microphones, programs, volume) of your hearing aids.
Bluetooth Compatible Accessories
We work with blue tooth compatible hearing aids and accessories. Many hearing aids today allow wireless streaming to devices such as your cell phone, MP3 player, landline phone and television. Let us show you how to incorporate this technology into your lifestyle.
Rechargeable Hearing Aids
Lose the batteries and put your hearing aids on a charger. In as little as 2 hours, the hearing aids will be ready for you to wear for at least 16 hours.
Getting The Most From Your Hearing Aids
Better hearing is a journey, not a destination. Here are a few tips to help you on your journey.
- Wear your hearing aids every day.
- Your hearing loss didn’t happen overnight, give yourself some time to adjust to better hearing.
- Different environments may require a longer adjustment period. Typically the noiser the listening environment is the longer the adjustment period will be.
- Keep your hearing aids in good working condition.
- Use the hearing aid batteries recommended by your hearing healthcare professional. Off brands can damage a hearing aid.
- Keep your follow-up appointments to allow you time to discuss your questions and concerns.
Our Free Cleaning & Tune Up Program
Regular maintenance will keep your hearing aid functioning at it’s best for as long as possible. Contact our office to find out more about our cleaning and tuning services. We have same-day service available by appointment as well. Call us today!
We offer several different warranty plans. These will be discussed with you at the time of purchase. If you did not purchase your hearing aids from us, please contact our office, we might have a solution.
A small zinc-air battery powers the majority of today’s hearing aids. The small colored sticker on one side of the battery keeps the battery inactive until you remove the sticker. Once the sticker is removed from the back of the battery, oxygen in the air contacts the zinc within the battery, and the battery is “turned-on”. Placing the sticker back on the battery will not prolong its life. Zinc-air batteries have a shelf life of up to three years when stored in a cool, dry environment. Storing zinc-air hearing aids in the refrigerator has no beneficial effect on their shelf life, in fact, quite the opposite may happen to cause the battery to discharge before it is used. The best place to store batteries is in a cool dry place.