Hi I’m Stewart, and today I answer another common question that we get about Hearing Aids. Sometimes people ask: “will hearing aids make my hearing worse?”The answer is no, correctly-programmed hearing aids will not make your own hearing worse. But, because listening and understanding people becomes so much easier with hearing aids…then, when you’re not wearing them, the contrast makes you feel as if your hearing is worse.
Before you got the hearing aids, you were unconsciously working hard to “fill in the gaps” when people were talking. But the Hearing Aids take a lot of that effort away, so when you go without them you suddenly notice how hard it is.So hearing aids don’t make your natural hearing worse, but they do give your brain a holiday when you’re wearing them!
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