4 Ways a Hearing Aid Can Improve Your Life

hearingahApproximately 40 million people in the U.S. suffer from hearing loss. If you’re one of those people, but don’t know about all the benefits hearing aids offer, or you want to upgrade your existing device, the audiologists at Audio Help are here for you.

Audio Help has 4 locations in Manhattan and Scarsdale, offering New York City area residents the best hearing health solutions available. Call 888.832.9966 for more information on the benefits of hearing aids and schedule your consultation today!
Once hearing loss is identified and addressed, your personal and professional life improves, as does your overall health. Here are 4 more benefits hearing aids offer.

1. Addresses Your Changing Lifestyle

Your lifestyle is constantly changing, and so is your hearing health. Your physical health, social activities, and family situation can impact your hearing needs and cause you to look for new ways to address your hearing loss. Audio Help will assess your existing needs and find a device that meets them. We’ll also continue to monitor your hearing health and help you adjust your device or upgrade as needed.

2. Adaptable to your Needs

Today’s hearing devices improve noise reduction, have more channels, and offer a more comfortable fit in your ears. Recent technological developments also allow you to control your device settings with your smart phone! These advances make it easier to customize your hearing aid to your specific hearing needs. Newer hearing aids are small and comfortable, which means it’ll be easier for you to adapt to them.

3. Improved Cognitive Function

A twenty-five year study at the University of Bordeaux, France showed hearing aids helped preserve cognitive abilities. In fact, the study found people with hearing loss who used hearing aids were no more likely to suffer cognitive decline than those without hearing loss. The study also looked at people with hearing loss who did NOT use hearing aids. The results showed a marked cognitive decline in people with hearing loss who went unaided.

Furthermore, studies also show there’s still time to reverse cognitive damage for those who currently have hearing loss but haven’t yet begun to use hearing aids. A recent study published in the journal JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery showed that combining hearing aid use with auditory rehabilitation helped reverse lower cognitive scores of people with a hearing-related cognitive decline. About 80% of people with hearing loss had significant cognitive improvement after only one year of treatment.

4. Reduces Instances of Age Discrimination

People who have hearing loss can miscommunicate on the job, out on the town and at home. As a result, they often face assumptions about their intelligence or age-related cognitive abilities. Hearing aids help eliminate this discrimination by providing a more level playing field for people with hearing loss.

If you are struggling to understand and engage in social situations, communicate with your family, or progress at work, you may have a hearing issue we can help with. Contact Audio Help in Manhattan or Scarsdale for a hearing evaluation today. It’s never too late to hear well.