Is it Time to Get a Hearing Aid?
Your Camarillo ENT opens up about the most classic hearing loss signs.
Currently about 48 million Americans have reported some degree of hearing loss, and as we get older this statistic only increases, with about one in three people over the age of 65 having some form of hearing loss. If you are experiencing hearing difficulties, then here are some of the signs that you may benefit from getting a hearing aid in Camarillo.
- Have problems hearing people or conversations in loud environments like restaurants or a mall?
- Have trouble following the conversation when in a group of people?
- Have to ask people to repeat themselves often?
- Look at people’s lips to try and make out what they are saying?
- Turn up the volume on your TV or car radio?
- Refrain from social gatherings because of problems hearing conversations?
If you’ve said “yes” to any or most of these questions, then you may want to consider seeing your Camarillo ENT about how a hearing aid could help you hear better.
Why should I get a hearing aid?
The most obvious answer is that a hearing aid will help you hear; however, there is so much more to it than that. In fact research conducted by the National Council of Aging found that those who opted for hearing aids noticed significant improvements to their mental health, social life and even sex life!
If you think you may need a hearing aid, we recommend talking to us right away. The longer you wait to seek treatment the longer it will take your brain to grow accustomed to the hearing aid. The sooner you get a hearing aid the better your chances that your brain will adapt to the retraining quicker.
Which hearing aid is right for me?
There are several different kinds of hearing aids available, from those that fit behind your ear to those that go right into the ear canal. A lot of will depend on your comfort, hearing loss severity and budget. However, the best way to decide what kind of hearing aid is right for you is to schedule an appointment with your Camarillo ENT. Then we can conduct proper hearing loss tests to determine which type of hearing aid will be most effective.
Dealing with hearing loss can be frustrating and we want you to be part of the conversation again. Call your Camarillo ENT and let us know that you would like to discuss hearing aid options with us. We would be happy to schedule your next appointment.