Hearing Associates of Libertyville, IL

Woman struggling to hear without her hearing aids.

Why are you really wearing hearing aids? More than likely it’s to hear better, right? Naturally, that will be the majority of people’s answer. Improving your hearing is what a hearing aid is manufactured to do.

But could there be an even more pertinent reason? We use them so we won’t lose touch with the people around us…in order to actually take part in discussions around us not just hear them. Our favorite music, the punchline of a joke or the key lines an important show are all things that hearing aids help us enjoy.

In other words, there are many of advantages, overlooked benefits, that come with wearing your hearing aids. And those less well known advantages could be the distinction between wearing your hearing aids every day or keeping them hidden away in a drawer somewhere. Certainly, these five under-appreciated benefits of hearing aids have earned their time in the spotlight.

Clearer Sound

So it’s not simply that your hearing aid raises the volume of sounds. Sounds become crisper also. The reason for this is that your hearing doesn’t wane evenly: you may lose certain frequencies in one ear before you lose those same frequencies in the other ear. So the sounds all-around you will become easier to perceive and sharper.

Also, contemporary hearing aids have all sorts of settings that can be adjusted (or that can self-adjust) based on the room you’re in, the ambient volume of that room, and so on. In order to allow you to hear more clearly, hearing aids selectively enhance the volume of specific frequencies and leave others alone.

Social Life That is More Alive And Enriching

If the sounds near you are less difficult to understand, you’re more inclined to participate in social activity and that’s a big boost. Consider it this way: when you’re not able to follow the discussion at a crowded (and loud) restaurant, you’re less likely to jump in with a joke. But you will know exactly when to launch your funny retort when your hearing is nice and crisp and so are the voices near you.

When you can hear cleanly, clearly, and don’t have to ask anyone to repeat themselves, social interaction becomes less of a chore; Instead, enjoying social situations is something you can do again.

Having Increased Concentration

A large part of your brain’s resources are devoted to attempting to decipher the chaos when you’re struggling to hear. You will need to divert such a large amount of your brainpower towards interpreting jumbled or incomplete audio information that your total concentration takes a dip. So when your hearing aids are working accurately, you can find yourself concentrating with far greater ease, whether you’re doing your taxes, listening to the news, or watching TV.

You Will be Safer

A greater chance of falling down is documented in people who have neglected hearing loss. Hearing aids help safeguard you from a fall in two ways. One is by protecting against falls initially. It’s easier to take steps without tripping on something when you have improved concentration (and therefore be less mentally fatigued.) Second is when a user has a fall, the automated technology in the hearing aid activates. In the event of a fall, emergency services, friends, or even family can be automatically called.

An Improvement in Mental Cognition

When you wear hearing aids, it’s not just your concentration that increases. Your overall mental health improves, also. When you start to segregate yourself because you’re having a difficult time hearing, a complex process of brain atrophy begins to take place. A hearing aid can help maintain several mental cognitive functions, meaning your self esteem, mood and mental health may all profit from wearing your hearing aids.

Get The Advantages Now Instead of Later

So if you’ve recognized that your hearing has started to decline, there’s not much to gain from taking a slow approach. Hearing aids can give both instant and long term advantages. So call our hearing care professionals and schedule a hearing exam now.

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