Hearing Aids: The Benefits
Most people with a hearing loss will benefit from significantly improved communication and will be able to confidently return to a full and active lifestyle. With a hearing device, most people can hear their family and friends more easily and enjoy being in group conversations without asking people to repeat themselves all the time. They can watch TV at a normal volume, hear warning signals and more easily participate in phone conversations.
Quality of life suffers when hearing impairment is left untreated. Hearing assistance improves quality of life and reduces the negative impact of hearing loss.
Quality of life
An American study found that people with hearing problems who did not wear a device were more likely to report sadness and depression, anxiety, paranoia, emotional problems, insecurity and reduced social activities.
This study also found that people whose hearing loss was treated reported significant improvements in their quality of life. They listed the following benefits:
- General improvement in their quality of life
- Improved relationships with their families
- Greater independence and security
- Better self-esteem / self-confidence
- Improved mental health
- Reducing the risk of auditory deprivation
Prevent Auditory Deprivation
Another benefit is preserving the quality of your hearing and reducing the risk of auditory deprivation. As a result of a continued lack of sound stimulation, auditory deprivation, the brain gradually loses some of its ability to process information including speech.
Auditory deprivation most often occurs when the ear goes unaided over a long period of time – so the earlier you start, the better your chances are of minimizing this risk.
The most important function of hearing devices is to compensate for your hearing loss so that you can overcome your hearing difficulties.
Talk to an Audiologist
Speak to one of our Audiologists to find out if you benefit from hearing aids. Book a free 15-minute Audiological phone consultation.