Common Misconceptions About Hearing Loss

Don't assume the stereotypes are right about those with hearing loss. Be sure to look into something - if you feel like it's not true - you're probably right. Here are a few misconcoptions about hearing loss: 

Deaf people can’t drive

There’s no law that says people with hearing loss can’t drive, however be sure to check with your state's transport authority to be sure there aren’t any legal necessities. If you do have a hearing loss and are driving, you just have to be aware of your surroundings at all times and make sure that you’re following all of the rules of the road. Like anyone that’s driving, as long as you’re being cautious and following the law, you can drive!

Hearing loss only affects older people

Some people are born with hearing loss; some people lose their hearing later in life. There is a common misconception that you can only lose your hearing once you reach a certain age, and that’s just not true! Make sure that you’re getting your hearing checked regularly to be sure that everything is okay, you may be surprised at when should start checking your hearing.

“I only have hearing loss in one ear, so I'm fine”

Because most types of hearing loss affect both ears, you may want to get both of your ears checked if you’re experiencing hearing loss. However, if you do only have hearing loss in one ear, you still need to do something about it. Humans have binaural hearing, which means that both ears work together to absorb sound waves. This means that if you are experiencing hearing loss in one ear, you’re missing out on the volume and clarity of what someone’s saying.

Hearing aids are big and obnoxious

Modern hearing aids aren’t big or obnoxious, they actually come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors. Hearing aids can also help prevent losing anymore hearing than you already have! Hearing aids are now small and quite comfortable.

If you have any questions about our hearing aid products, don’t hesitate to ask!

Don’t give in to the stereotypes about hearing loss. If you have any questions, reach out to someone and ask for help. If you think you may be experiencing hearing loss, contact us to make an appointment.

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