You will find all kinds of myths for it – Greek myths, urban myths, rural myths, Indian myths, medical myths, youngster's myths and many more. Like red meat causes cancer, starving in cold will stuff your fever and many more. Most of these are untrue.
I am mentioning below some of the most popular myths I heard about the hearing aids.
1. They whistles
This myth is known since grand pa slept in a cot.
This might be true in the past when the hearing aids size is of lunch cooler among the tousle of wires. But now we are in the digital age, don't you think this noise/feedback problem got solved with a little effort using acoustic know-how.
2. With them people look old.
Hearing loss usually occurs with the age. This gives birth to this myth that only old people wear them. To solve this, many hearing aid manufacturing companies created fashionable and designer hearing aids which do not look like these devices, and then also this myth is very popular these days. With technology, their size is becoming smaller and smaller even the other person cannot recognize your aid in the ears. Do not avoid, and wear it with the pride saying “We're old, we're bold. Get used to.”
3. They make your sound funny to yourself.
This is not because of these devices but it is natural. Just put your fingers in your ears and speak, just feel the difference in your sound. This is how you sound to others. People are not aware of this and just thought it is because of the device they are using.
Now to solve this, their manufacturers developed the “open fit” design in which the microphone is just outside your ear canal having a small tube going into the ear canal.
4. You have to avoid water while your device is in your ear.
Because of this myth, hard of hearing people avoid using them while they feel they will get in touch of water. The fact is there are many which are moisture resistant and can withstand moisture securing the device from short circuit. So, wear your device where you were not wearing it because of moisture getting in touch.
5. They are just the sound amplifiers.
With the digital science entering, these are not just the sound amplifiers, there are many more features which even the people cannot imagine. Manufactures tried to provide as natural hearing as possible to the people who are suffering using this magical digital world.
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