The Facts About Hearing Aids

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Hearing aids have been around for a very long time, but the technology we use has improved exponentially. If you’re hesitant to look into hearing aids, it’s possible your concerns are based on old information. The fact is, hearing aids have been getting steadily smaller, quieter and more sensitive for the past 25 years!

Here are the most common myths about hearing aids—and the facts:

Myth: Hearing aids will make me look “older” and “frail.”
Fact: We understand that you may have some reservations about wearing a hearing aid. We think you will be pleasantly surprised at how small and subtle the Miracle-Ear® nearly invisible solutions are. And consider this: hearing aid wearers and their families often comment that hearing loss is far more evident than any size or model of hearing aid!
 
Myth: One hearing aid will be sufficient, and I can buy it at half the price!
Fact: Binaural hearing aids not only offer the best hearing outcome, they also provide an important dual ear-brain connection and rehabilitate (or retrain) the pathways that deal with language and learning. Where a single hearing aid may help you understand more words, binaural correction is a healthier, more holistic solution for most people with hearing loss.
 
Myth: Hearing aids squeak horribly whenever you hug someone or touch your hair.
Fact: Some of the most notable advances in hearing aid technology have come in the area of feedback cancellation. Today’s hearing instruments are nothing like the squawking dinosaurs your grandpa used to wear. Designed to be discreet in every way, modern hearing aids are small, unobtrusive, and virtually feedback-free. 
 
Myth: Hearing aid batteries are costly and tiny! Replacing them is difficult.
Fact: We offer a number of cutting-edge options at, including rechargeable batteries and a combination hearing aid dehumidifier and battery charger. You never have to worry about fumbling with tiny batteries again!
 
Myth: Hearing aids are expensive but they rarely fit. 
Fact: Just as feedback cancellation has come a long way, so has the technology we use to program hearing aids specifically to your hearing loss. Miracle-Ear consultants use advanced fitting software to program hearing aids. Then they continue to service them, adjusting for any changes in your hearing for as long as you own your hearing aids.
 
Myth: If you travel and your hearing aid malfunctions, you’re out of luck.
Fact: Miracle-Ear offers the largest network of hearing aid technicians in the United States, with more than 1,200 locations nationwide. That means wherever you travel in the U.S., you’re likely to be near a Miracle-Ear office that will be happy to help you. You’re covered, from the mountains to the plains to the beach–wherever life takes you!