Hearing Aid Myths

MYTH:  Hearing loss affects only old people and is a sign of aging.
FACT: Over 60% of people with hearing loss are under age 65 years!  There are over ten million people between the ages of 18 and 49 years of age with hearing loss, and over a million school-age children have hearing loss.

MYTH:  If I had a hearing loss, my doctor would have told me.
FACT: Very few physicians electronically measure your hearing.  As a result, it is virtually impossible for most doctors to recognize your hearing loss.  Old-time tests such as the watch-tick test or whisper test are not accurate indicators of the presence or absence of hearing loss.

MYTH: Hearing aids do not work.
FACT:  Treatment is now possible for hearing losses which may have been difficult to treat just a few years ago.  Hearing aid technology, testing techniques and diagnosis have been dramatically improved.  Modern hearing aids can help 95% of persons with hearing loss, and the overwhelming majority of those who have chosen hearing aids are satisfied with their decision.

More Information

The information here is not intended to replace professional advice or care. Contact Audiological Consultants of Atlanta today to set up your appointment.