Hearing loss is one of the most under treated health issues for American adults today. According to the Center for Hearing and Communication, 48 million Americans have a significant hearing loss, yet only 16% of physicians screen for hearing loss.
With so few doctors actively screening for hearing health, it’s up to us to be our own best hearing advocate. If our eyesight starts to diminish, we get glasses or contacts. Why aren’t we as protective of our hearing as we are about our eyesight?
Some of the barriers to treatment are rooted in the myths that surround the use of hearing aids. Like most myths, hearing aid myths are often unfounded and ultimately prevent us from seeking available treatments aimed at maintaining our best hearing.
Here are 4 common misconceptions about hearing aids:
Routine hearing evaluations are the best way to maintain good hearing health. Schedule an appointment today for a consultation and to learn the facts about hearing aids.