Hearing Aid Benefits... According to the Mayo Clinic, an estimated one-quarter of Americans between the ages of 65 and 75 and almost three-quarters of those over 75 have some degree of hearing loss.According to Hearing Aid Industry Sources (and these are their words) "only about 20% ever purchase a device to help restore their hearing abilities. This is not because of denial or lack of money as you might assume, but rather due to misinformation from their doctors and a general lack of understanding from the medical community". My opinion, being in the business of hearing aids, is a little different. The people that call me say the #1 reason is....price. 99.9% of the hearing aid customers have no idea that one of the most serious consequences of losing our hearing is that we can lose our ability to process sounds into words,' said a hearing aid specialist, 'Usually the more prolonged and the more severe the hearing loss, the worse the ability of processing and understanding words becomes.
As a result, anyone who purchases a hearing aid after waiting too long to address their hearing loss won't get the help they expect. Many patients who have purchased hearing aids only to discover their brain has already lost the ability to form words out of incoming sound.
Research shows that the ability to distinguish what we hear deteriorates more rapidly as we age and if the hearing is not continuously stimulated. Not wearing hearing aids will not cause your hearing to become worse, but it may make it more difficult to benefit from hearing aids later on.
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