Fact:Hearing aids have come a long way in the past 20 years, and many of these advancements have made them smaller, easier to use, more aesthetically pleasing, and they include some of the latest technology. They are no longer the chunky, beige devices of the past.
Some hearing aids are small enough to fit inside your ear canal or tucked behind your ear. They also come in a wide variety of colours. For example, the stylish Signia Styletto has a unique design that looks like an ear cuff while the Signia Active Pro is designed to look like an earbud.
MYTH: I can hear in one ear, so I only need one hearing aid
When you only wear one hearing aid, you may be missing out on binaural hearing, which is one of the advantages of the way the brain processes sound.⁵
MYTH: Living with hearing loss is not a big deal
Fact: While many people can cope with the effects of hearing loss, it doesn’t change the fact that many people find it difficult. People living with hearing loss are more at risk for accidents.⁴ Therefore, while hearing loss itself isn’t fatal, it can impact your quality of life.