Dinner parties, conference calls and intimate conversations (lean in a little closer and speak up, please) are all an important part of life. Hearing aids can help you live a richer life by being able to better comprehend what your family, friends, and colleagues are saying.
Studies have shown that individuals experiencing unaddressed hearing loss tend to lead to a socially isolated life. As much as we all love binge-watching the latest streaming shows, you still need someone to play devil’s advocate about your favorite character. Often, those who are struggling with hearing and speech comprehension are concerned they are going to burden others due to their personal hearing issues. Such misconceptions can cause these individuals to be left out of conversations with family, friends, and colleagues.
In addition to the upfront financial investment of purchasing hearing aids, the feeling that your hearing health issues are on display when wearing visible hearing aids can add an additional barrier to improving hearing. Eargo created virtually invisible in the canal hearing aids to allow those in need of a hearing aid to enhance their senses in style.
Most individuals with hearing loss do not usually purchase the device because of themselves, even though they understand an improved sense of hearing can lead to a more colorful life. People tend to first consider improving the lives of their family, friends, and colleagues when purchasing a hearing device (ask not what hearing aids can do for you…). Better hearing not only removes the stress of the person wearing the aids, but strengthens the relationship of the wearer to those they interact with throughout the day. It’s amazing what can happen when you don’t need to repeat the request to wash the dishes time and time again.
Former Surgeon General of the United States C. Everett Koop once said “Getting a hearing aid should be just like getting eyeglasses. We have to change the behavior of older people about wearing hearing aids — but we have to keep hammering away at age prejudice — a behavior toward others we don’t know at all.” The well-respected pediatric surgeon and public health administrator publicly recognized some of the struggles individuals experience when deciding to purchase hearing aids. Koop considered wearing hearing aids a sign of intelligence, believing it showed a willingness to take action to make life better for himself and his community.
Improve your life and the lives of those around you. Speak with a member of our team of hearing health professionals today at 1-800-734-7603 to learn how Eargo’s virtually invisible, insanely comfortable hearing aids can enhance your life.