The Top 5 Myths About Hearing Aids - Debunked!
December 05, 2022

Hearing aids are a common solution for people with hearing loss, but there are many misconceptions about these devices. Here are the top five myths about hearing aids and the truth behind them:

Myth #1: Hearing aids are only for older people.


Hearing loss can affect people of all ages, including children and young adults. In fact, about 1 in 5 teens and young adults have some degree of hearing loss. While age-related hearing loss is more common in older adults, it's important to have your hearing tested at any age if you suspect a problem.

Myth #2: Hearing aids are too expensive.


While hearing aids used to cost thousands, now you can find affordable hearing devices without the obligation to use an audiologist, for as little as $99. Some devices under $2,000 now also include the ability to take a hearing test and even custom program your device to match your hearing, but for many that's still too expensive, which is why Audien focuses on one size fits all devices. 

Myth #3: Hearing aids are noticeable and unattractive.


Modern hearing aids are designed to be discreet and comfortable. Many are nearly invisible when worn, and come in a variety of colors and styles to suit different preferences. In addition, advances in technology have made hearing aids smaller and more comfortable than ever before.

Myth #4: Hearing aids will restore your hearing to normal.


While hearing aids can greatly improve your hearing, they won't restore it to normal. Hearing aids amplify sounds to make them louder, but they can't repair damage to the inner ear or other parts of the auditory system. It's important to have realistic expectations about what hearing aids can and can't do.

Myth #5: Hearing aids are difficult to use and maintain.


Hearing aids are simple to use and maintain, especially with the help of a hearing healthcare professional. Most modern hearing aids are user-friendly and come with clear instructions for use. In addition, regular cleaning and maintenance are important for keeping your hearing aids in good working order. In conclusion, hearing aids are a valuable tool for managing hearing loss, but there are many misconceptions about these devices. The truth is that hearing aids are effective, discreet, and easy to use, and can greatly improve the quality of life for people with hearing loss.

If you suspect you or a loved one has hearing loss, it's important to explore your options. For more severe hearing loss you may need to see an audiologist, although bear in mind a prescription device will cost you around $5,000 or more. At Audien Hearing we offer one size fits all, affordable hearing devices that start at only $99/pair, so if you want to keep your budget low, we are another great choice to try out! 

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Drew Sutton M.D.

Drew Sutton, MD is a board-certified otolaryngologist. He has extensive experience and training in sinus and respiratory diseases, ear and skull base surgery, and pulmonary disorders. He has served as a Clinical Instructor at Grady Hospital Emory University for more than 12 years.

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