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3 Surprising Myths Surrounding Hearing Loss

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Hearing loss is a serious issue all across America, and its significance is often downplayed by the following myths.

Tackling misinformation about hearing loss is a big part of what we do here at Bay Area Audiology.  Not only do we conduct hearing evaluations that produce real results, we’re also dedicated to presenting you with the facts.  Hearing loss is a serious issue all across America, and its significance is often downplayed by the following myths.  Read on to better educate yourself about hearing loss.

Myth #1: Hearing loss only affects older people.


Actually, only 34% of people with hearing loss are over the age of 64.  The wide margin of hearing loss is what most people get confused by.  Most assume that hearing loss is drastic and dramatic, affecting your ability to hear anything at all.  In reality, hearing loss and hearing-related issues can range from mild and unnoticeable to severe and life-changing.  You may be affected by hearing loss and not even notice how much it is impacting your life.


Myth #2: Hearing aids can’t help me.


A lot of people assume that, once your hearing deteriorates past a certain point, hearing aids become useless.  Unless you are fully deaf, hearing aids created with the most modern technology are more than capable of helping you to conquer your hearing loss.  One of the greatest things about hearing aids is that they can cover the aforementioned wide range of hearing loss.  They come in so many styles and shapes that it’s almost impossible to not find the right one for you.


Myth #3: I would be able to tell if I had hearing loss.


Did you know that only 14% of physicians actually screen for hearing loss?  If your doctor doesn’t tell you, it might be impossible to ever find out that you have hearing loss until it gets worse.  Because hearing loss often happens gradually over time, it’s likely that you won’t even notice the difference.  


Bay Area Audiology can conduct a hearing evaluation for you today!


Ready to change the way you look at hearing loss?  Our Doctor of Audiology, Dr. Trisha A. Bents Muth, is exceptionally experienced in the art of audiology, and is dedicated to providing the absolute best solutions.  Bay Area Audiology has been working to give patients a comfortable environment, with thorough evaluations.  We are independently owned, and unbiased when it comes to finding you the care you need.  

You can always come into the office, or contact us in advance to set up an appointment.  We also provide updates on our social media websites.  You can check out our Facebook,Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Pinterest to keep up with Bay Area Audiology.

Don’t hesitate–we can help.


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