I am puzzled by something and would appreciate some input from our readers. Did you know that only 1 in 5 people who need hearing help, actually get it? Today’s hearing aids are so small, they really can’t be seen. They work incredibly well, and make life so much more enjoyable everywhere people go—but especially in places where it’s hard to hear, like busy restaurants. And, for individuals still working, they’re absolutely essential to performing well on the job. It’s not even necessary to touch one’s hearing aids to adjust them, because they adjust automatically as you change locations. So, why are so many people who need hearing help, reluctant to get it? Why are people who clearly struggle with their hearing, unwilling to admit it, much less get their hearing checked? People who need glasses wear glasses. People who need blood pressure medication take it daily. But people with difficulty hearing would prefer to think everyone is mumbling. We at Beltone wrestle with this question every day. We spend millions of dollars researching ways to make our hearing instruments tinier and tinier, and to provide incredibly natural hearing. We are hoping to gain some insight on this subject from you. Please let us know why you think there is such resistance to getting hearing help, when it’s clearly needed.
We have received a good amount of feedback on this subject, take a look below at the comments from our readers and our responses.
Keep your questions and comments coming.