Q: I'M CONCERNED WEARING HEARING AIDS WILL MAKE ME STAND OUT. CAN I AVOID THIS?
It’s normal to be concerned about how your appearance may be affected by the addition of hearing aids. However, compensating for a hearing loss by asking people to repeat themselves, inappropriately responding to people (or not responding at all), or even withdrawing from social situations is more obvious than wearing hearing aids!
Rest assured that today’s hearing aids are small, discreet and more stylish than ever before. Some are even invisible. Moreover, chances are that once you have hearing aids, your quality of life will improve so much that cosmetics won’t be as much of an issue for you. Treatment of hearing loss has been shown to improve:
Communication in relationships
Intimacy and warmth in family relationships
Ease in communication
Sense of control over your life