Audiology Associates Vs. Common Myths

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Most people want to have a fully enjoyed life wherein they could do whatever they want, participate in activities as well as in conversations and just simply to enjoy any social situations. But this is not possible if you are experiencing malfunctions from any of your senses such as hearing, sight and taste. People who have trouble and difficulties in hearing what other people around them say usually experience pain and discomfort (pain in the external part of the ear) and they get frustrated and annoyed when they can't seem to understand clearly what others say. These people should go to any trusted audiology associates that would offer them the very best in the field of hearing healthcare.

Audiology associates should have doctoral level of expertise, extraordinary customer care (since they are handling people who have difficulties in hearing), years of experience and most of all; they should have the latest state of the art technology. Different audiology associates worldwide are now offering hearing aids with very low or do not even have any pressure that is applied on it.

Here are some of the common myths about hearing impairment that have been answered scientifically by modern audiology associates:

1. Myth no. 1: “I know that instruments for hearing are only required for people who have a serious hearing loss case”

Answer: It doesn't matter whether you are a nurse, a lawyer, a teacher, a psychotherapist or a retired professional. The need for a particular kind of hearing instrument is mainly dependent on the kind of lifestyle that you have and it also depends on the present circumstance.

2. Myth no. 2: “Hearing loss only affects aged people and it is basically a sign of aging”

Answer: That is definitely not true. Studies have shown that in the United States there are about six million people from ages 18 to 45 who have hearing loss and more than one million school children who are experiencing difficulties in hearing. The truth is, only about 35% of people who are older than 64 are suffering from hearing loss. It is undoubtedly that hearing loss can happen to all age groups.

3. Myth no. 3: “My other ear is fine, but I can't seem to hear well on my other ear”

Answer: Most patients who think that they have “one good ear and one bad ear” usually have both ears that have been damaged. It is only that they only tend to be in favor of the “supposedly one good ear” because they use that particular ear more often the other. The truth is, most types of hearing impairments affect both ears equally.

4. Myth no. 4: “All hearing loss can be cured by minor surgery”

Answer: This is definitely NOT true. Not all hearing loss and hearing impairments can be treated with minor surgery. In fact, only about 5% to 10% of hearing loss in adults was treated successfully with minor surgery.

5. Myth no. 5: “My family doctor would have told me if I have hearing loss”

Answer: Unfortunately, this kind of scenario is not always possible. That is because only about 14% of family doctors examine their patient's hearing abilities during physical check-ups. And the fact that most people can hear really well in quiet environment like the doctor's office.

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