Hearing aids are extraordinary devices worn by 7.1% of adults aged 45 and over. Hearing aids are best known for treating hearing loss, but they may provide more benefits than you previously knew about, including but not limited to the following:
- Managing tinnitus
- Improving your relationships
- Suppressing noise
- Giving you more energy
Let’s look at each of these benefits a little more closely.
Tinnitus is a ringing, buzzing or roaring noise in the ears that cannot be heard from the outside. While tinnitus has no known cure, hearing aids can help manage the symptoms by amplifying external sounds or playing white noise to mask the internal sound of tinnitus.
Improving Your Relationships
When we struggle to hear the people in our lives, communication breakdowns can cause tension or stress. Hearing aids can improve communication by amplifying speech sounds, leading to fewer missed words and better overall communication.
Including your loved ones in your hearing loss treatment journey can also let them know that what they say matters to you. Not only will including your loved ones in your treatment help them feel prioritized, but one study found that significant other involvement leads to an increased likelihood of hearing aid adoption.
Noise suppression is a common feature available in hearing aids. Three types of noise suppression include:
- Digital noise reduction. Digital noise reduction analyzes your environment and suppresses background noise it detects as unwanted.
- Impulse noise reduction. Impulse noise reduction detects temporary but unwanted noises, such as dishes, dogs barking and more and suppresses them to increase comfort.
- Wind noise reduction. Wind noise reduction is an excellent option for those who spend a lot of time outdoors. The technology identifies and suppresses wind noise to provide wearer comfort.
Noise suppression is an excellent benefit of wearing hearing aids. The technology is especially helpful in improving communication in busy environments, such as dinner with friends at Green Pig Bistro.
Giving You More Energy
The stress and effort that accompany communication with hearing loss can be exhausting. Hearing aids can help remove some of the effort of communication to leave you with more energy to do the things that make you happy.
For more information on beginning your hearing aid treatment journey, contact ENT Specialists Of Northern Virginia today to schedule an appointment with one of our trusted specialists.