Americans into the tens of millions now report they have at least some hearing loss, and it is estimated that over 28 million Americans could benefit from hearing aids. Whether it’s the cost, the perception that their hearing loss isn’t severe enough to require hearing aids or fear of what others may think when they see hearing aids, the reality is that only a fraction of those who could benefit from hearing aids, ever actually purchase them. Experts agree that it is crucial to wear hearing aids if they’ve been recommended by a hearing healthcare provider to manage hearing loss. It’s not just about hearing better either. Untreated hearing loss is now linked with a long list of related health concerns including depression, dementia and anxiety.
The good news is that hearing aid manufacturers are now turning to fashion-forward designs in an effort to attract buyers who aren’t willing to settle on style in favor of function.
Hearing Aid Styles To Fall In Love With
Hearing loss can affect anyone at any age. In years gone by, hearing aid form and function were limited, and if you wanted to hear better, a bulky, neutral-colored device would have to do. In recent years, hearing aids have slimmed down in size and bulked up in features. The trend became the smaller the device the better, and Completely-in-the-canal (CIC) hearing aids became all the rage for those that wanted to manage hearing loss without the rest of the world knowing.
The next trend is now on the horizon, and it is all about making a statement and embracing hearing aids with style! Hearing aid manufacturers around the world are now unleashing their creativity to design hearing aids as unique as the wearers. Here are just some examples of how hearing aid companies are setting trends with style, form and design:
Gone are the days when you had to purchase the same beige hearing aid like everyone else on the block. Show your personality with the newest designs out there. If you have questions about these or other hearing aids, we can help. Schedule an appointment today to discuss your hearing loss and hearing aid options.