Recognizing that you are not hearing as well as you used to may leave you wondering what to do. You may have heard of difficulties others have experienced with using hearing aids. These urban myths sometimes make people delay seeking the help that is available out of fear or worry about using hearing aids.
If you think you are having difficulty hearing or have recently been diagnosed with hearing loss and hearing aids have been prescribed, don’t let these common myths rob you of the joy of hearing clearly again.
- HEARING AIDS ARE FOR OLD PEOPLE!
We fit hearing aids to people of all ages. Many of today’s hearing aids are also Bluetooth devices for your smart phones. They are smart and cool. Most are almost completely invisible. Far from making you look old, they will make you look young and keep you engaged in conversations that you are now missing which definitely keeps you young.
For most people hearing loss due to aging starts in the early 50s. This is not old.
- HEARING AIDS ARE TOO EXPENSIVE!
Hearing aids are an investment in a better and healthier lifestyle. There is no price that can compare to hearing your grandchild speak for the first time or being able to join in group discussions at work or church. There are hearing aids to fit all budgets and degrees of hearing loss. Our Meridian Hearing licensed Audiologist will find the right ones for you. Keep in mind there are programs available, such as WSIB for work related noise exposure, Veteran’s benefits for hearing loss incurred during your time in service, and the Assistive Devices Program government grant available to all Ontario residents with a valid health card. Your personal insurance benefits also may offer partial or total coverage. Flexible payment option are available. As well, hearing aids are an allowable medical expense for income tax purposes.
- HEARING AIDS ARE SO BIG AND NOTICEABLE!
Technology has changed. Most of today’s hearing aids are almost completely invisible. Whatever your taste in color or style be, there are hearing aid styles that appeal to everyone.
- HEARING AIDS WILL MAKE EVERYTHING SO LOUD!
Hearing devices will never restore your hearing loss to 100% but they will make a tremendous improvement in your ability to hear clearly again. Today’s hearing aids monitor the listening environment you are in and adjust automatically, so that sounds are loud enough but not too loud. Most of today’s hearing aids also come with a remote control that allows you to adjust the devices to your personal preference. At Meridian Hearing, you can always come in for a complimentary adjustment of your hearing aid. We will continuously make sure your aids sound good to you over time as your hearing changes.
- I’M AFRAID OF LOSING THEM
It is very common to develop a fear of losing something important, like your keys or a treasured piece of jewelry. Once you incorporate hearing devices into your life and see how important they are, you will value them and treat them as such. They will become part of your daily routine, from the time your feet hit the floor in the morning and you take them out of their case, to the time your head hits the pillow and you rest them safely on the nightstand. Meridian Hearing provides loss and damage insurance for the first year as part of the warranty.
- I DON’T WANT TO GO TO THE DOCTOR
The fear of the Doctor usually stems from the unknown – What is involved with an assessment? What will the outcome of the appointment be? Don’t let the fear of the unknown hold you back. Once you make your complimentary appointment with Meridian Hearing, this is what you can expect;
- A one-on-one meeting with the Audiologist to review your medical history and understand the communication difficulties you are experiencing,
- A thorough examination of your hearing function,
- An easy to understand examination of your hearing function, and
- A recommendation for ho we can help you hear clearly again.
We have helped thousands of people just like you hear clearly again. We can help you too.
Contact Meridian Hearing today for your complimentary hearing assessment and take the first step towards a better quality of life.