There are currently more than 1.5 billion people living with hearing loss. From contributing to the development of tinnitus to making communication more difficult, hearing loss can impact your life in countless ways. Hearing aids are one remarkable tool to mitigate the adverse effects of hearing loss.
Hearing aids have a microphone that collects sound, a processor that raises its volume and a speaker that brings it directly to the ear canal for clearer communication. If you’re unsure of the positive effect hearing aids can have on your life, take a look at our list of four benefits you may not have previously considered.
Hearing Aids Can Manage Tinnitus Symptoms
Approximately 90% of tinnitus cases arise with an underlying hearing loss. With hearing loss, the small hair cells in your inner ear responsible for transmitting sounds to your brain become broken or damaged. When the hair cells are damaged, they can send random electrical impulses to your brain, resulting in the roaring, clicking, buzzing or ringing noises of tinnitus.
While there is no known cure for tinnitus, hearing aids can help manage your symptoms by playing white noise or raising the volume of external sounds to distract the brain from the internal ringing.
When we struggle to do things we feel should be easy, such as hearing a knock at the door or the daily specials at The Twisted Fork, our stress levels can elevate. Hearing aids can raise the volume of speech and relevant background information to close the understanding gap, causing stress. While your stress may come from many sources, your new devices can help alleviate the communication frustration of at least one cause.
Strengthen Your Relationships
Hearing loss can take its toll on a relationship. When we aren’t being heard, even if we know the reason, it can feel isolating and cause turmoil in both romantic and platonic relationships. Not only can hearing aids help you better understand your loved ones, but involving them in your treatment will let them know that what they say matters.
Increase Your Safety
Our ears tell us much more safety information than we may have initially considered. From fire and burglary alarms to hearing someone yell “FORE” at your local golf course, we rely on our hearing to keep us safe. Hearing aids can give you the necessary auditory information to duck before that golf ball makes contact.
For more information on beginning your hearing aid treatment, contact LeMay Hearing & Balance today to make an appointment with one of our specialists.