Do you believe in bigfoot? How about the tales of the Lochness monster? What if we told you we have a one-eyed unicorn in our office named Rudy who likes to listen to nothing but Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch while slurping soft ice cream through a 5mm straw? No. Well, what do you believe about hearing loss?
Three Hearing Loss Myths Your Ears Should Stop Believing
There are many misconceptions about hearing loss out there. Chances are, you may believe a few of them without even realizing it. For (your) ear’s sake, allow us to help you get a fresh perspective on the matter. Hear are three common myths about hearing loss you should stop believing. Right now. Your ears can thank us later.
Myth #1: You only need to wear a hearing aid if your ears are on their last leg (er, lobe).
Not the case. People who experience mild to moderate hearing loss are strongly encouraged to seek treatment before it gets worse. Taking preventative action now will only save your eardrums in the long run.
That’s our main mission, after all: saving eardrums across the nation.
Myth #2: Hearing loss is the crowd making reservations for the early bird special.
First and foremost, there’s nothing wrong with saving a dollar – or five – on homemade meatloaf and gravy.
Believe it or not, hearing loss takes its toll on all age groups. About 18% of adults between the ages of 18 and 45 experience some degree of hearing loss. What’s more, the number of Americans who experience hearing loss has doubled over the past thirty years. Wow. There’s a lot of ruckus happening in the US, apparently. Must be all those fireworks on the Fourth of July. Or the commotion during dinner rush to nag the last loaf.
Myth #3 – A New Set of Ears Will Break the Bank
We’ll be the first to admit it: there is some truth behind this myth.
Hearing aids do have a bit of a bad reputation for being pricey, and they’ve rightly earned themselves a spot on the “investment piece” shopping list. The average cost of a single hearing aid is around $2,400, with some premium models priced at over $3,500 per device.
But there are affordable alternatives on the market. You just need to know where they’re hiding. Hmm. Where can you start? Let’s take a look in our canals… we’d be worried about finding too much wax if it weren’t for our handy-dandy Flexi Fibers, made from patented, medical-grade silicone.
Hear’s a crazy idea: why not take our modern hearing aids for a spin? Our direct-to-consumer startup manufactures an affordable, invisible, and completely rechargeable hearing aid for adults living with mild to moderate, high-frequency hearing loss. Eargo Max is a cure for the common calamities hearing aids can often cause – and your ears are begging to try them out.
Our $0 down, in-home trial allows Eargo clients 45 days to give these little gems a thorough workout. When your ears are done getting physical, physical with our devices, you can choose to either return them or keep them and we’ll charge you the balance. Lace up your sneaks and run over to shop.eargo.com, where you’ll learn more details about the trial. Alternatively, you can call our personal hearing guides with questions at 1-800-734-7603. We’re all ears to help get yours in their best shape!