Hearing aids can often get a bad reputation. In fact, the stigma surrounding hearing aids often drives hearing loss sufferers away from seeking help from a professional hearing expert. In turn, this prevents them from receiving the solution they need to live a healthy life.
The Hearing Foundation of Canada estimates that only one in six people suffering from hearing loss in Canada actually wear hearing aids to improve their quality of life. This is often due to stereotypes about how someone looks wearing them or what they can (or cannot) do.
But, how valid are these points nowadays? York Hearing Clinic has listed the top five hearing aid misconceptions that we hear in our clinic on a regular basis: