Hearing Aid Myths vs. Facts

People sometimes hesitate to get hearing help because they have outdated or erroneous notions about hearing loss and hearing aids. We’re here to help you out and have addressed some of the most common misconceptions.

Myth:  Hearing loss is normal for my age.

Fact: It also happens to be “normal” for people with a weight problem to have high blood pressure. But this doesn't mean they shouldn’t receive treatment for their high blood pressure. If a hearing loss is preventing you from living life to the fullest, you should seek help, regardless of your age.


Myth: Only people with a serious hearing loss need hearing aids.

Fact: Even a mild hearing loss can lead to significant issues. For example, in the workplace, it may cause you to miss important words. At home, you may turn up the TV or radio too loud for other family members. You may even be unable to hear alarms or other warning signals, compromising your safety.


Myth: I can get along fine without hearing aids.

Fact: Just think about how much better life could be with hearing aids! Numerous studies have shown a positive impact on relationships, job performance, brain health, happiness and well-being when people get help for hearing loss.


Myth: I’m self-conscious, and hearing aids are just too noticeable.

Fact: First of all, today’s Miracle-Ear hearing aids are smaller and more discreet than ever. Chances are, other people won’t know you’re wearing them. Secondly, untreated hearing loss is often more obvious than a hearing aid — especially if you frequently ask others to repeat themselves or you respond inappropriately in conversations.


Myth: Hearing aids will make some things sound too loud.

Fact: Once upon a time, hearing aids amplified all sounds equally, making some sounds unbearably loud. Today’s digital, computerized hearing aids are so “smart,” they can boost the soft sounds you want to hear while suppressing less desirable sounds. Miracle-Ear GENIUS 2.0 is a prime example of how far hearing aid technology has come.


What’s holding you back from taking the next step in your journey to better hearing? Call our Miracle-Ear Center, and we’ll be glad to address any questions or concerns you may have.