Many “truths” that you hear today about hearing aids are outdated and stem from a time when hearing aids worked using the old analog technology.
Many people find it hard to bring themselves to buy a hearing aid and use a whole range of excuses to justify this. Not all their statements are wholly false; however, these excuses often don’t apply to the latest technology.
One of the main reasons people choose to put up with a hearing loss is because they don’t want to which they think will be noticeable and ugly. Ergonomic design and extremely thin tubing allows the aids to disappear behind the ear or completely in the canal and people often forget they are wearing them – until they hear the astonishing difference they make.
Old, analogue devices did in fact amplify all noises. This meant that background noises were often uncomfortably loud. Modern digital devices amplify what you want to hear and reliably filter out background noises automatically.
Modern digital devices eliminate the whistling just as reliably as they do annoying background noises. They ensure maximum hearing comfort in every situation. If your hearing aid is fitted correctly, the whistling will not occur, but if it does, it can be fixed very easily.
Hearing loss has nothing to do with age. Today more and more young people are suffering from hearing loss. This may be because they have listened to loud music for too long, for example.