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Do Hearing Aids Help with More Than Just Hearing Loss?

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Hearing aids are incredible devices, designed to enhance your listening experience and provide you with clarity. Many of today’s hearing aids are so technologically advanced that they feature Bluetooth connectivity, rechargeable batteries, and automatic adjusting to your environment.

Hearing aids have advanced significantly in recent years. Whether you have mild or profound hearing loss, there is a device that can help you. In fact, did you know that hearing aids help with more than just hearing loss?

How Hearing Aids Help the Brain

If you only have a mild hearing loss, you may think you don’t need hearing aids. However, hearing aids can help with so much more than just your hearing. If you have hearing loss, no matter the severity, your brain can start to miss out on certain sound signals and frequencies. Over time your brain will forget these sounds altogether, affecting your memory and cognition.

Hearing aids provide your brain with the proper amplification and stimulation it needs to remain active and healthy. With hearing aids, you won’t just be able to hear because the volume is turned up, but you’ll have the clarity to understand what is being said. For those with hearing loss, a loss of speech comprehension is incredibly common. But, with hearing aids you will be able to hear speech without making your brain work so hard to understand.

Hearing Aid Features Can Make Your Life Easier

In addition to providing your ears—and your brain—with clearer hearing, some hearing aids have features that make tracking your health easier.

Many of today's hearing aids have Bluetooth connectivity, so you can connect them to your smartphone to stream phone calls, music, and video audio. Hearing aids with Bluetooth allow you to control your hearing aids through an app on your smartphone. This way you can adjust the volume, change listening programs, and even track your hearing health, all from the palm of your hand.

Try Hearing Aids for Yourself

Hearing aids can help with so much more than just hearing loss. When worn on a daily basis, they can provide your brain with stimulation, prevent a decline in speech comprehension, decrease cognition problems, and provide an easy way to track your hearing health.

If you suspect you have hearing loss, or you have a loved one who could benefit from hearing aids, you should make an appointment with a hearing specialist. A hearing specialist can test your hearing, diagnose any hearing losses, and help you find the right pair of hearing aids that will improve your quality of life.

Find your local hearing specialist today and discover the difference hearing aids can make in your life!

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Put Your Hearing to the Test

Sometimes, hearing loss happens so gradually that it can be difficult to notice at first. However, there are some common signs that indicate you may have hearing loss. Want some answers now? Take this short survey to determine if it's time for you to make a hearing appointment.

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Read the following statements and select “yes” if they apply to you most of the time, “sometimes” if they apply once in a while, and “no” if they don't apply at all.

I have trouble hearing the other person on the phone.

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