Hearing loss is a widely misunderstood physical disability. Part of this misunderstanding is down to the hype that surrounds this particular disability. In addition, most people choose to turn a blind eye towards hearing loss and let it go off the hook. However, despite what you may believe, hearing loss (although irreversible) can be controlled and treated. Medical devices such as hearing aids are FDA certified treatments for hearing loss. If you find yourself at the mercy of this disability, hearing aids can go a long way in helping you out.   

However, here is why you should not be afraid of wearing hearing aids:  

You are not alone

According to a study published at the end of 2015, a whopping 48 million Americans suffer from some kind of hearing loss. Yet, despite the immense scale of this issue, only a quarter of the 48 million chose to wear hearing aids in 2015. Hence, this goes on to show that almost 30 million Americans are at the mercy of hearing loss and let this invisible disability wreak havoc without seeking the required professional care.   

You don’t have to suffer

Although expensive, hearing aids drastically improve your quality of life and bring things back to normal. For instance, listening to music, eating out at your favorite restaurant and hearing your loved ones become easy with hearing aids. Moreover, getting a pair of hearing aids also has a number of important health benefits. Some of the core medical benefits of hearing aids include prevention of depression, anxiety, dementia and other harmful physical conditions.  

Hearing aids are very discreet

Hearing aids are often thought to be large and ugly devices that protrude out of the ears. However, owing to modern technology, hearing aids today have become highly discreet. To some extent, hearing aids are even stylish. In-the-canal (ITC) and mini behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids are barely visible to the naked eye.   

Aging can cause hearing loss

According to the World Health Organization, a third of people have hearing loss by the time they reach the age of 65. With that said, it is estimated that people take a period of seven years to come forward and admit that they have hearing loss or need hearing aids. However, since hearing loss is a natural process of aging, there is no reason to shy away from hearing aids.  

There are plenty of hearing-friendly venues

An increasing number of places have been made hearing loss friendly. For instance, some Broadway shows provide their attendees with special earpieces. A large number of churches and movie theaters have specially designed hearing loops that stream sounds directly into the hearing aids too. What is more impressive is that even some polling stations provide assistance to voters with hearing needs. Thus, there is no reason to not vote this year if you suffer from hearing loss.