Hearing Myths & Facts
Myth: My type of hearing loss cannot be helped.
Fact: In many cases, hearing loss can be helped through amplification. Other types of hearing impairment may be medically treatable. Under any circumstances, regular examinations and hearing test will provide a certain solution.
Myth: Hearing aids will restore my hearing to normal.
Fact: Just as the instrument suggest, these devices can only aid your hearing whatever it's condition might be. They cannot restore hearing nor retard the progression of nerve deafness.
Myth: My hearing problem is not bad enough to use two hearing aids.
Fact: Like our vision, our hearing mechanism relies on input from both ears to hear sound sources and focuses on specific sounds and conversations. Studies shows that if indicated, those wearing two hearing aids understand more clearly and enjoy better sound quality.
Myth: The fancy new digital hearing aids can automatically eliminate undesirable background noise.
Fact: No instrument can do that, only the human brain can do so.
But with a wide range of cutting edge technology such as Voice IQ2, we prescribe and use these algorithm to address this concern. When patient needs noise control, this technology provide up to < 20db of noise adaptation to improve focus and clarity. Better understanding in noisy environment varies from patients to patients and therefore makes the fitting and personalization a key to successful hearing aid user. This service is what Hi-Tech Hearing Centre prides itself upon.
Myth: Hearing Aids are too expensive.
Fact: Cost is relative to the perceived value you get from your hearing aids. The most important 'Investment' is your attitude and willingness to adapt to a new world of sound & speech. For many the improved quality of life and relationship through better hearing makes it one of the of the best investment they've ever spent.
Myth: Bargain hearing aids work just as well as those expensive ones.
Fact: Mail order or those hearing aids bought on line lack one critical ingredient. The expertise and care of a licensed hearing professional. You are not likely to trust other aspects of your health care by trusting it to an un-licensed doctor. A wrong prescription is no better than no hearing at all.
Myth: I'm too old to be benefited from hearing aids.
Fact: Chances are! No matter what your age is, you rely on your hearing to maintain connection with the world and communicate with those close to you. How would it make other feel if you are not willing to try improving this vital activity.
Myth: Wearing hearing aids is a sign of old age.
Fact: Actually your hearing loss is more noticeable than your hearing aids. Always saying 'What', turning the TV up, to avoiding phone conversations and social gatherings is more apparent than having a tiny device placed in your ears. Left unresolved, your problem could seriously affect the quality of relationship and career. A better solution is to visit us and try our " Invisible in the canal " model, you might just be amazed.
Myth: If I have a hearing problem, will I not know it?
Fact: Usually not. Hearing loss often developed unnoticed over several years. Most people compensate for the very gradual changes by asking others to repeat, turn TV loud or mouth reading. Allowed to continue, these habits mistakenly makes you believe that there is no problem or that it has gone away but it might still be there as you overlook them.
Myth: Hearing lost means sounds needs to be louder.
Not really. In most cases, you can hear people talking but have difficulty understanding what they are saying. Perhaps you can understand just fine in quiet environment, but have trouble in noisy surroundings or in group conversation. Making all sounds louder just make understanding worse. It's why hearing aids are designed not just amplify but does a whole lot of sophisticated computations to bring speech intelligibility to your advantage.