How Helpful Are Hearing Aids?

A Veteran’s Administration study of nearly 200 adults found that hearing aids are “very successful treatments for reversing the social, emotional and communication dysfunction caused by hearing impairment.”

The people in the study had a mild or moderate hearing loss, and none had used hearing aids previously.  Six weeks after being fit with hearing aids, each person completed a detailed questionnaire.  The results indicated “large quality of life improvements in the areas of communication and social function.”  Based on the study, the researches concluded:  “hearing aids represent a relatively inexpensive therapy for the amount of benefit gained.”

Do you know someone who has put off getting help for his or her hearing loss?  Share this information with them.  You’ll be an ambassador for better hearing by telling them what hearing healthcare has meant in your own life.