The Stigma of Hearing Loss

Hearing is one of our most important senses. It connects us with friends and family, allows complete immersion into music, and it alerts us to potential dangers in our environment. Yet, when people have difficulty hearing, they hesitate to seek treatment. As a matter of fact, only about 25% of people who could benefit from hearing aids use them. While there are many reasons why someone might not seek help for a hearing loss, one of the most common is the stigma associated with hearing loss and hearing aids.

For most people, the term "hearing aids" conjures a particular image: an elderly person with chunky hearing aids behind their ears that seem to squeal constantly. Let's break this stereotype up into two myths:

Myth #1: Having a hearing loss means I'm old.

Fact: Hearing loss can affect people of all ages.

Myth #2: Hearing aids are big and won't help

Fact: Improved technology has increased the functionality and

decreased the size of hearing aids

  • Hearing aids can be programmed to meet your specific hearing needs
  • Hearing aids have noise reduction and feedback cancelation
  • 83% of individuals using hearing aids report high satisfaction with their devices

If you are experiencing hearing loss, Zepp Clarity One hearing aids may be an excellent solution for you. To take the next step in your hearing health journey, start by taking our online Hearing Assessment. You can also schedule a time to speak with our Audiologist at the end of the assessment, or you can contact a Customer Support Advisor at 855-619-4327 for more information about Zepp Clarity One hearing aids.

Cindy McManus, Au.D.

I am an audiologist with over 20 years of experience in the hearing field. I have worked in various settings and have experience evaluating hearing, fitting hearing aids, and providing hearing support.

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