A common misconception that our audiologists at Bengal Speech hear from our callers is about hearing aids being crutches of the old and infirm! This notion cannot be farther from the truth. In the modern world, there are many youngsters who are using hearing aids because they have issues with their hearing ability. The problem can be caused by a variety of factors. Most of them may not be medical in nature. For example, prolonged exposure to loud music over headphones can wreck havoc with hearing powers.
Our audiologists have found out that people in the age group of 40-50 often come up with this notion. They are on the wrong side of 40. It can be safely said that for most of these people, age is a sensitive factor. When they are told by unscrupulous sources that their falling hearing power can be a result of age, they take to this idea immediately. Likewise, when they are saddled with the question of using hearing aids, they panic. They feel that the use of these devices is a testimony to the fact that they are getting old. Anyone spotted with a device fixed in the ear will be considered old by these standards.
This is not acceptable to these callers. Some of them are even willing to go ahead with their lives without caring a fig for the problem that they are facing! They stay away from the use of hearing devices because it might give off the impression that they are aged. As a result, many of them find their problem aggravating with each day. Finally, they are unable to hear even the loudest sound around them and head to an audiologist. By then, their residual hearing power is almost gone. They need some powerful hearing devices to hear again. Really, it is a thankless situation to be in, especially if you have the option to rule it out of your life.
Talk to our audiologists at Bengal Speech. They will clarify these raging doubts in your mind about hearing aids being for the old only. They are not. Using them will not make you feel or look old. It is a necessity for you that you cannot ignore or wish away. You would do better to accept this problem as a part of your life and the device as a solution to that problem. It is all in your mind. Shed your inhibitions and embrace this solution to your most pressing problem.