Common Reasons People Stop Wearing Their Hearing Aids

Thursday 13th April, 2017

At Darroch Hearing Clinics, our main goal is to help people suffering from hearing loss and tinnitus enjoy better quality of life through digital hearing aids. We are sometimes disappointed to work with a patient to find the perfect hearing aid solution only to discover that the patient is no longer using his or her hearing aids after some time.

There are some very common reasons individuals stop wearing their hearing aids. We can certainly understand all of them, but we also want our readers to know that there are solutions. If you have stopped wearing yours, do any the following reasons apply to you?

Hearing Aids Are Uncomfortable

A lack of comfort is one of the leading reasons for people no longer wearing their hearing aids. Fortunately, this is a problem that can usually be addressed through refitting. If we cannot remove all the discomfort through a refit, we should be able to eliminate most of it.

Hearing Aids Do Not Meet Expectations

From time to time, a patient receives new digital hearing aids only to be disappointed by their performance. This is something we might be able to address with a few adjustments here and there. We urge patients to at least give us a chance to improve hearing aid performance before taking them off for good.

Hearing Aids Are Embarrassing

Many patients find that they are embarrassed by their hearing aids. Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do to address this problem. Hearing loss is what it is.

We understand that hearing loss is not the most pleasant thing to deal with. But digital hearing aids can improve quality of life if they fit well and are used properly. Will you allow us to try to help if you’ve decided to stop wearing yours?


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