This is a continuation of the first part that dealt with the most common but harmful excuses that people use to avoid hearing machine. In this post, we will talk about some other excuses. Let us make it clear that these excuses are not used by people with a negative intent. At least, not always! It is a simple case of people not being able to come to terms with the fact that they have hearing loss and they have to do something to improve their condition.
That brings us to the first excuse that we will talk about in this post. Hearing Devices can only improve the situation of hearing loss. It cannot cure it. Borrow the analogy of eye-glasses. Can it cure vision? No, it can only provide assistance to improve the situation. What’s more, audiologists here at Bengal Speech often have to explain to callers that with the use of hearing aids, their hearing loss will neither go away, nor be stopped permanently. Hearing loss can continue even with the use of hearing aids. Of course, the rate of deterioration will be a fraction of what it will be without these devices.
Now, for the second common excuse that can prove quite harmful. People, usually those who have age on their side, think that hearing impairment is only for the aged. That is not true. In fact, if you look at statistics, cases of youngsters with hearing issues have shot up significantly in the recent times. These green horns are continuously using headphones with loud music and have serious lifestyle issues that affect their hearing adversely. When that happens, they go into a denial mode. They believe that because they are young, they do not need to see an audiologist or look for professional assistance. Age is not a factor in hearing loss, much like poor vision is not something that happens only to the aged.
The third excuse is for those who are once bitten, twice shy. These are people who have used hearing aids for a while and gave it up for some reason or the other. Because they failed in their first attempt, they are wary of trying it out again. They continue to live with hearing loss because they feel that using hearing instrument will relive their previous harrowing experience. The answer to this excuse is that you need to buy these devices from reputed sellers like Bengal Speech. The audiologists here will guide you and ease out your initial problems with the device. Giving up is not an option here.