Healthy Living

6 Reasons to Upgrade Your Thinking About Hearing Aids!



Hearing loss is a part of modern life for baby boomers and the over 70 crowd. Many people have antiquated ideas about what hearing aids will and won’t do, and about who needs hearing aids. Below are six compelling reasons to schedule an appointment for a comprehensive hearing evaluation.

  1. Addressing hearing health may help protect cognitive function. A new study done at Johns Hopkins University found that hearing aids may slow cognitive decline tied to hearing loss. The study found that estimated 20-year rates of decline in memory and global function were greatest in participants who did not use a hearing aid.
  2. State-of-the-art features make today’s hearing aids better than ever. Many hearing aids can adjust to different noise environments and pick up sound from all directions. Best of all, many are wireless, so those hearing aids can stream sound directly from your smartphone, home entertainment system and other electronics straight into the hearing aid itself – at volumes just right for you.
  3. Using hearing aids may help unleash earning potential. Research has found that hearing aids reduced the risk of income loss by 90 to 100% for those with milder hearing loss, and from 65 to 77% for those with severe to moderate hearing loss. People with untreated hearing loss can lose as much as $30,000 in income annually.
  4. Many hearing aids can help mask ringing in the ears. Tinnitus affects nearly 50 million Americans and is often the result of noise exposure and tinnitus is almost always accompanied by hearing loss. The good news is that many hearing aids can help reduce the prominence of tinnitus by amplifying speech and important sounds. Hearing aids also help reduce the stress associated with intensive listening, helping relieve tinnitus symptoms.
  5. More than 9 out of 10 of the newest hearing aid owners are happy. As many as 91% of all owners of the newest hearing aids – those purchased in the last year – are satisfied with their hearing aids, according to recent research. When you look at just those with wireless hearing aid technology, the satisfaction rates go even higher.
  6. Today’s hearing aid users are giving the thumbs up to others. As many as 90% of people who purchased their hearing aids within the last four years say they’d recommend a hearing aid to a friend or family member.

To learn more and to schedule a comprehensive hearing evaluation, call Birmingham Speech and Hearing Associates.


screen-shot-2016-10-26-at-9-01-38-pmCynthia J. Serota, Director screen-shot-2016-10-26-at-9-01-51-pm

Birmingham Speech & Hearing Associates

4 Office Park Circle Suite 301, Birmingham, 35223


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