McDonald Hearing Services - Grand Rapids, MI

Woman struggling to hear without her hearing aids.

What’s the reason for using hearing aids? Because you want to strengthen your ability to hear, right? Naturally, that will be most people’s response. A hearing aid is made to aid your hearing.

But could there be an even more significant reason? What about staying in touch with people around us…in order to actually take part in interactions around us not just hear them. Our favorite music, the punchline of a joke or the key lines an important show are all things which hearing aids help us enjoy.

In other words, there are all kinds of benefits, overlooked benefits, that that you will get if you wear hearing aids. And those less well known benefits could be the distinction between wearing your hearing aids regularly or keeping them tucked away in a drawer somewhere. So we can be sure that these rewards deserve to be featured.

Clearer Sound

Your hearing aids don’t simply make things louder. Sounds are made sharper also. This is because hearing loss doesn’t occur evenly in both ears: you could lose some frequencies in one ear before you lose those same frequencies in the other. So a hearing aid will make the sounds near you sharper and easier to perceive.

Depending on the room your in and its natural sound properties, contemporary hearing aids can be adjusted or even self-adjust to compensate. Hearing aids don’t simply make things louder, they give attention to enhancing the correct sounds so that you hear more clearly overall.

A More Lively Social Life

The significant benefit is that if you can hear the sounds near you more clearly, you will feel more relaxed participating in social activities. Think about it this way: when you’re not able to follow the conversation at a packed (and noisy) restaurant, you’re not as likely to chime in with a joke. But when your hearing aids are doing the heavy lifting for your ears and all the voices are nice and crisp, you’ll know that exact moment to come in with your hilarious joke.

Social situations become difficult when you don’t need to keep asking people to repeat themselves and voices are sharper and clearer; Instead, enjoying social interaction is something you can do again.

Being Able to Concentrate Better

A large part of your mental resources are devoted to attempting to make sense of the chaos when you’re having a tough time hearing. Your entire concentration is weakened when that much mental effort is going towards interpreting distorted and partial audio. So when your hearing aids are performing appropriately, you can find yourself paying attention with far greater ease, whether you’re working on your taxes, reading the news, or watching TV.

You Will be Safer

Research indicates that people with neglected loss of hearing have a higher danger of falling down. Hearing aids help safeguard you from a fall in two ways. Stopping falls from the beginning is the first one. When you’re able to concentrate better (and, hence, you’re less mentally fatigued), it’s less difficult to move your feet around without tripping on something. Second is when a user has a fall, the automated technology in the hearing aid activates. This technology can be simply configured to get in touch with friends, family, or emergency services in the event of a fall.

An Improvement in Mental Cognition

When you wear hearing aids, it’s not simply your concentration that gets better. Your mental health improves, too. When you begin to segregate yourself because you have a difficult time hearing, the pathways in your brain, which are responsible for interpreting sounds, can start to deteriorate (basically, it’s an involved process that we’re simplifying to save time). Your mood, self esteem, and general mental health will be considerably improved by using a hearing aid.

Get The Advantages Now Instead of Later

Taking the slow approach has no real benefit if you’ve already detected a decline in hearing. Both instant and also long term advantages are provided by hearing aids. So schedule a hearing assessment now with a hearing care professional.