Most myths and misconceptions about hearing aids are based on the problems associated with the older analog hearing aid models. But since most hearing aids are now digital, those problems are a thing of the past.
Houston, TX (PRWEB) May 04, 2015
Hearing aids have come a long way over the last 5 to 10 years, with significant improvements over their analog ancestors. But perceptions have not changed as fast, as many myths regarding modern hearing aids persist.
Most myths and misconceptions about hearing aids are based on the problems associated with the older analog hearing aid models. But since most hearing aids are now digital, those problems are a thing of the past, according to Hearing Aid Company of Texas.
The first myth concerns performance, as there is a common perception that hearing aids simply don’t work. But recent research suggests the opposite: a study reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association, titled Efficacy of 3 Commonly Used Hearing Aid Circuits, found that all three commonly used hearing aid devices “provided significant benefit in quiet and noisy listening situations.”
According to Hearing Aid Company of Texas, the question is not whether hearing aids work, the question is whether people have the right hearing aid for their hearing loss, professionally programmed according to their preferences by a qualified professional. Bad experiences are likely the result of buying the wrong hearing aid, buying hearing aids online, consulting the wrong individual, or not having the hearing aids customized and professionally programmed.
The other myths include the belief that hearing aids are big and unsightly, too expensive, and uncomfortable and difficult to operate. Again, while this may have been true of the older analog models, the newer digital hearing aids are smaller, more attractive, and easy to operate, and are becoming more affordable.
Another dangerous myth is the belief that you can save money by purchasing hearing aids online. According to Hearing Aid Company of Texas, in the long run, you likely won’t save time or money, and your hearing will also likely be less than optimal. So while visiting a hearing specialist may cost more initially, the professional services included in the price—which often include professional programming, custom-fitting, cleanings, instructions, repair services, and more—are well worth the cost.
The original article, and additional information about hearing aid myths, can be found at http://www.hearingaidcompany.com/blog/the-top-5-hearing-aid-myths-exposed/.
About Hearing Aid Company of Texas
Hearing Aid Company of Texas is a full-service audiology practice with eight Texas locations. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and compassionate staff, Hearing Aid Company of Texas offers comprehensive services including hearing tests, hearing aid evaluations, custom hearing aid fittings, hearing aid cleanings, rehabilitative counseling, preventive care advice, and service and repair for all hearing aid models. With services delivered in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, Hearing Aid Company of Texas is the leading destination for better hearing.
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