While your ability to hear allows you to live life to the fullest, the likelihood of hearing impairment increases as you age, especially between the ages of 60 to 69. Unfortunately, the social stigma of wearing hearing aids is difficult for some to overcome. An estimated 28.8 million American adults could benefit from hearing aids according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). Yet, less than one in three adults over the age of 70 has ever used hearing aids even though when used correctly they can have a positive impact.
If you are planning on purchasing your very first pair of hearing aids, know that there is an adjustment period. If you are wondering how you can get used to wearing hearing aids, check out our hearing aid wearing tips that will help you adjust.