Hearing Loss Affects Ones Lifestyle


The inability to hear hundreds of thousands of everyday sounds occurs slowly, and in most cases, over several decades. It is the same as aging as the differences in our appearance occur slowly. We may not notice these changes in ourselves, but other people do. The same principle applies to hearing loss.

Patients with a diagnosed hearing loss often deny that they have any trouble hearing whatsoever. But, when the family is questioned, it is revealed that the TV is always too loud to be comfortable, that words, or sentences need to be repeated, that the wive's of hearing impaired men often feel they are losing their voices, and the hearing loss individual consistently says, "Huh?," or "What?," or "Excuse Me?"

Why has it always been so difficult for people to take responsibility for a hearing loss, when they have no problem taking action to correct their eyesight?

The answer is, hearing loss is associated with old age, and the public often has a poor perception of what it's like to wear a hearing aid. Many people, even of advanced years, feel they will be noticed, or conspicuous, if they wear a hearing aid(s), and that concern overshadows the obvious benefits of hearing well.

There is nothing to be ashamed about if you need to wear hearing aids in order to recover your ability to understand what is being said to you. A hearing loss cannot be concealed, no matter how clever the patient happens to be. 

Many people do not realize they have hearing loss because they're unaware of what they cannot hear. Over time they no longer expect to hear the chirping of birds or the sound of rain drops dancing on the roof.

Many people do not realize they have hearing loss because they're unaware of what they cannot hear. Over time they no longer expect to hear the chirping of birds or the sound of rain drops dancing on the roof.

People know something is wrong. Speech is too complicated to navigate through a conversation, if you cannot make out the meaning of the words.

Whereas people are afraid they will appear to look old, or silly when wearing hearing aids, the opposite is actually true. No one is ever surprised when the patient finally gets hearing aids. In fact, they are relieved, because it is far easier to live with someone who can hear well. It is an act of courtesy to take care of your hearing loss, for the sake of family, and friends, and for your own personal enjoyment of life, as well.

Hearing loss is a medical problem, and HearMD believes the best setting to treat hearing loss is in the physician's office.

If the hearing loss is acute, simply cleaning the ear canals will restore the hearing. Or, if fluid is present behind the eardrum, medical treatment will clear up the condition, and the hearing will be restored.