Hearing Aids: Fact versus Fiction

At CNC Hearing and Balance Center, our audiologists have years of experience custom-fitting hearing aids to meet your needs.  Did you realize that although 36 million Americans have some form of hearing loss, the American Speech Language Hearing Association estimates that only about 25% of these people use hearing aids?  These five common misconceptions often prevent people from getting the best hearing care possible. Don’t miss out – call the hearing experts at CNC Hearing and Balance Center for a free screening.

Myth: Hearing aids are a fashion faux pas.

Fact: Hearing aids come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and manufacturers design them to be as small and inconspicuous as possible. With in-the-ear (ITE) models that fit discreetly in the ear canal or unobtrusive behind-the-ear (BTE) models, your friends may not even be able to tell you’re wearing them.

Myth: One hearing aid is enough.

Fact: The audiologists at CNC  Hearing and Balance Center will need to test your hearing to tell whether hearing loss affects one or both of your ears and to what degree. Your hearing loss may be more serious than you realize, and a pair of hearing aids may be the most effective option.  You may even qualify for a cochlear implant, if your hearing loss is severe and you feel your hearing aids are simply not enough.

Myth: Only old people need hearing aids.

Fact: Hearing loss can happen at any age, especially in a world where loud noises are common and young people often blast music through headphones. You’re never “too young” for hearing aids, and there is no shame in needing them.

Myth: Buying hearing aids online can save time and money.

Fact: Your ears and your hearing loss are unique to you, and finding hearing aids online without the help of a hearing care professional could actually be a waste of time and money in the long run. Skip this potentially costly mistake and let the professionals at CNC Hearing and Balance Center determine the best fit for you.

Myth: Hearing aids didn’t help someone I know, so they must not be helpful.

Fact: Once again, hearing loss is unique to every individual, so you won’t know if hearing aids can help you until you speak with a hearing professional to get all of the facts.

Call the hearing professionals at CNC Hearing and Balance Center. Our audiologists can perform a free hearing screening.  Call us at 504-934-8321.  CNC Hearing and Balance Center has offices in Marrero, uptown New Orleans and Mandeville.