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5 Myths About Hearing Loss

Friday, 03 Dec 2010 02:56 PM

There are innumerable myths about hearing loss, many which are not only misleading but could be dangerous. Before making big decisions related to a problem of hearing or a hearing loss, it is extremely important that you are aware of the myths and facts about hearing.

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Hearing problems are rare. Medical case history, however, suggests that nearly 10 percent of the population is afflicted with hearing loss. Most of the time, people do not consult their doctors in time or they feel ashamed to wear a hearing aid.
Hearing disorders affect only the elderly. There is no rule that states that hearing loss affects people only in their old age. There is plenty of medical evidence to prove that 50 percent of cases relating to hearing loss involve people under the age of 65.
People who do not hear well are becoming senile. Asking people to repeat themselves or seeming inattention is often taken for a sign of senility but instead simply means they are losing their hearing.

Shouting at a person with hearing problems helps. The truth is that you may end up harming the person’s ears more, as loud conversation entails noise levels that their ears cannot handle. The situation may get worse and distorted, and can be painful. 
Hearing aids are expensive. While hearing loss solutions cannot restore normal hearing, they are not all that expensive and can enhance your auditory functionality to some extent.

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