There are two things that can be devastating to your hearing health: denying hearing loss entirely and improperly treating hearing loss. It’s one thing to try additional hearing health preventative measures like switching up your diet or being extra careful with headphones, but putting your hopes–and money–into products that don’t actually do anything is the worst mistake you can make. Here’s why and how you should avoid a huge mistake in treating hearing loss.
Wishful Thinking Fallacy
Sometimes we’re presented with these magical-seeming, powerful cure-alls that seem too good to be true. There are stones that are sold as having energies that can heal your ears, or sound therapists that claim to be able to fix your hearing by singing at certain frequencies. These methods can be incredibly appealing to those who are faced with the options of spending hundreds of dollars via the medical route or a fraction of that for alternative medicine.
Does It Sound Too Good To Be True?
Treating hearing loss can definitely be difficult. Putting yourself in the hands of an audiologist may seem scary, but it’s truly the best option. Your hearing loss can get worse if left untreated, so be sure to get it taken care of quickly. If you do opt for alternative options, ask yourself if it sounds too good to be true. If it does, you may want to ask a professional if it will actually have any benefits to your hearing health, otherwise you’ll regret it in the end.
You’ll Get What You Pay For
Trying to cut corners might feel like you’re saving money, but in reality, it’ll end up costing you a lot more in the long run. Imagine you spend $50 on a healing stone with the hopes that it will fix your hearing instead of spending the money to go visit your audiology. Left untreated, your hearing will get worse. Then you’ll be out the money you spent on the healing stone and have to spend even more money for treatment that actually impacts you.
Bay Area Audiology can help your hearing recover!
If you are concerned about hearing loss or seeking hearing evaluations, tinnitus evaluations, or hearing aid assistance, our doctors are ready to help. We are passionate about helping all of our patients improve their quality of life through better hearing. We also believe that patient education is critical, so you won’t be lead through endless sales pitches at our office. If you are interested in hearing how we can help you hear even better, contact us at (410) 838-4327 or online. For more hearing tips and articles, follow Bay Area Audiology on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.
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