What are the signs that I might need hearing aids?
Hearing loss tends to develop so gradually that it can be hard for us to notice the change. It’s easy to think that people are mumbling, or not speaking clearly, but if this often seems to be the case, it’s probably a sign that you should get your hearing checked.
People with hearing loss are also commonly confused by the fact that they can still hear many sounds perfectly well, but that their ability to understand speech is diminishing. This is because our ability to hear certain frequencies usually diminishes before others, making certain speech sounds more difficult to make out. It may not seem like much, but missing even a small percentage of spoken sounds makes speech really difficult
If you find you’re starting to miss out on conversations, today’s programmable, precision-fit hearing aids—when fit by a qualified audiologist—are very good at filling in just those areas of your hearing that are giving you trouble.