Hearing aids provide a multitude of benefits for the user but they can be expensive. Typically, hearing aids cost anywhere from $2,000 to $6,800 a pair, depending on battery life and how powerful the hearing aids are. However, for those that do not realize the benefits increased hearing provides, it may be difficult to purchase some items on the upper end of the price range. Here are some reasons why hearing aids may just change your life:
1. Is it difficult to hear your child or grandchild from across the room? You will be able to hear sounds you have not heard before or in a long time.
2. When is the last time you had a telephone conversation and constantly had to ask the recipient, “What did you say?” You may have bad service or your phone may have an issue with its transceiver, but if this is an ongoing issue, it may be time to get your hearing checked. You may regain the ability to hear over the telephone more clearly.
3. When in a group of friends or family members, it is difficult to include yourself in the conversation if you don’t have a firm grasp of what is going on. If you are having difficulty hearing conversations going on right in front of you, it may be another sign of hearing loss. Give yourself more confidence in a group setting with hearing aids; it will make communication easier for you.
4. One of the most essential aspects of communication is being able to communicate in a noisy setting. When you last took out your husband or wife on a date, did you have a lot of trouble hearing them over the noises in the restaurant? Last time you took your kids to see a movie, was it nearly impossible to hear them while previews were playing? When you cannot understand what the other person is saying in any kind of situation, it can produce a harsh blow to your confidence.
Hearing aids will amplify sound to allow you to hear sounds that you were unable to hear before. It is very important for hearing aids to be properly fitted by a licensed audiologist or healthcare professional so that the amplification matches your hearing loss. It is also important to contact an audiologist prior to making a purchase so that you can figure out exactly what you need.