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We get this question a lot and the answer is always the same. No, you are not “too old” to wear a hearing aid. The opposite also holds true, you’re never “too young” to wear a hearing aid either. Whether or not you wear hearing aids should be based on whether or not you have a hearing loss that can be helped by using hearing aids.
SO, WHAT’S THE REAL ISSUE?
Back to the original question, “am I too old to wear hearing aids?” Most of the time
Winter is winding down and spring is on its way. Unfortunately for allergy sufferers that isn’t always good news. Spring for many allergy sufferers can be a dreadful time of the year. Allergies are defined as an abnormal reaction of the body to a previously encountered allergen introduced by inhalation, ingestion, injection, or skin contact. Some allergy sufferers will experience common symptoms like a runny nose, wheezing, skin rash and/or itchy, watery eyes. However many people also experience the following:
A feeling of pressure in one or both ears
According to a recent study hearing loss is associated with depression among American adults, especially women and those younger than age 70.
In the new study, the research indicated that as hearing declined, the percentage of depressed adults increased — from about 5 percent in those who had no hearing problems to more than 11 percent in those who did with the exception of those who would fall into the “deaf” category.
Individuals who classified themselves as deaf (little to no usable hearing)
When you don’t protect your ears from the ravages of sounds that are too loud you can cause hearing loss. Hearing loss caused as a result of exposure to loud sounds is called a noise-induced hearing loss or NIHL. NIHL can be immediate or it can take a long time to be noticeable. It can be temporary or permanent, and it can affect one ear or both ears. Even if you can’t tell that you are damaging your hearing, you could have trouble hearing in the future.
It’s unusual for individuals