Have hearing loss but don’t want to wear hearing aids? Today’s hearing aids have a lot more upside than just looking significantly more stylish than their predecessors.
You can hear again
Hearing aids are the most common treatment for hearing loss.
Your spouse will be relieved
They’ll be grateful they won’t need to be your interpreter anymore.
Your grandkids will stop looking at you quizzically
OK, no guarantees on that. But at least they’ll stop wondering why you say “what?” all the time, never answer their questions, or answer off topic.
You can enjoy music again
Starkey Muse hearing aids are the first hearing aids specifically engineered to enhance the enjoyment of music.
You can watch TV without blasting the volume
Starkey’s wireless hearing aids can stream sound directly from your TV to your hearing aids. You control the volume. No one else has to hear it if you don’t want them to.
You’ll be a positive role model to friends and family
You proactively did something about your hearing loss. Who doesn’t admire a take-charge person?
You’ll boost your confidence
When you can hear clearly, you’ll be more self-assured in restaurants, on the job, and in social and public settings.
You could positively impact your earning power
Studies show people who treat their hearing loss earn higher incomes than peers who don’t.
You’ll get tired less quickly
The harder it is to hear, the more energy your brain uses to listen, the quicker you get mentally exhausted. Hearing aids help negate that.
You’ll enjoy going out to noisy places like restaurants again
Loud environments are the most challenging for hearing loss sufferers. Today’s best hearing aids help, thanks to technology that detects and isolates speech and reduces background noise.
Your brain will thank you
Your brain is a like muscle, and processing sounds is one of its favorite exercises. Sound deprivation can accelerate atrophy.
You’ll minimize potentially embarrassing moments
Hearing information incorrectly or answering questions inappropriately (or not at all) could lead to an unnecessary and regretful faux pas.
You could improve your safety and those under your charge
There’s less chance you’ll miss warning sounds, important instructions, or calls for help.
Did we already say your spouse will be relieved?
Not just them, but friends and family, too. They won’t have to repeat things, or shout things, or tolerate the TV being so loud. Or worry about you as much.
If you’re one of the millions of adults who haven’t sought help for your hearing loss, you’re missing out on plenty. Contact us today to discover even more great reasons to wear hearing aids.
- • http://www.asha.org/Aud/Articles/Untreated-Hearing-Loss-in-Adults/
- • http://www.betterhearing.org/hearingpedia/hearing-loss-treatment
- • http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23426091
- • http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/hearing_loss_linked_to_accelerated_brain_tissue_loss_
- • http://www.who.int/pbd/deafness/news/Millionslivewithhearingloss.pdf
This blog originally appeared on www.starkey.com.
Batteries are one of the most important things when it comes to hearing aids. Hearing aids
need a steady source of power from a quality hearing aid battery in order to run effectively and
properly. A low battery or defective battery can significantly impair the performance of a
Here are four things you should know about hearing aid batteries:
How Long Batteries Last: Standard hearing aid batteries last anywhere from 3 to 22 days, depending on the type of hearing aid, the battery type and capacity and how often the hearing aid is used.
Depending on how often you use your hearing aids, you may need to change batteries once a week or twice a month. You should change your batteries if any of the below occur:
Sound becomes distorted or you have to turn up the volume on your hearing aid more
The “low-battery” beep or voice sound comes on, indicating that the battery is getting
low and should be changed. Switch to a new set of batteries as soon as you can when
you hear this sound.
NOTE: Dead batteries should be removed immediately so they don’t swell and become difficult
to remove later.
Protective Seals: You might have noticed a small, sticky tab in orange or another color on each
battery in a package. These protective seals keep the battery from discharging power, so never
remove the seal unless you’re about to use the battery. Additionally, never buy unopened
battery packages as the batteries are most likely compromised.
Wait Five Seconds: Last year a Rochester, Minnesota student discovered how to help extend
battery life of hearing aid batteries by waiting after removing the protective seal! See how
Minimize Battery Drain: Once you remove the protective seal from a battery it begins to
discharge power; however, there are three things you can do to help minimize battery
1) When not wearing your hearing aid, turn it off or open the battery door. Note, you
should always open the battery door at night to allow moisture to escape and to
help keep the battery from corroding.
2) If you won’t be using the hearing aid for an extended period of time, take the
battery out completely. You can store it in the protective case for your hearing aids.
3) Avoid storing batteries and hearing aids in extreme temperatures, hot and cold, as
they can quickly drain battery power and shorten a battery’s lifespan.
TIP 1: Batteries can suddenly lose power, so be sure to carry an extra set with you at all times.
Keep an extra package in your purse, car, briefcase or desk at work.
TIP 2: Keep backup batteries away from coins, keys and other metal objects so as to avoid
accidently discharging the batteries before use.
TIP 3: Store batteries at normal room temperatures and do NOT refrigerate or expose to
extreme hot or cold temperatures.
TIP 4: Wash your hands before changing batteries. Grease and dirt residue on batteries could
damage the hearing aid.
Need more hearing aid care and maintenance tips? Contact us today for product information,
care tips and more!