Confidence is a priceless quality that touches every part of our lives, shaping our relationships, professional successes, and overall sense of well-being. Yet, for many people grappling with hearing loss, their confidence can silently dwindle without even realizing it. The good news? It doesn’t have to be that way. Hearing aids can contribute to profound improvement in your self-assurance and offer a wealth of other transformative benefits.
Hearing loss can be a subtle intruder, affecting not only you but also those around you. Yet, its effects on self-esteem and confidence can be substantial. If you have (or suspect you have) hearing loss, here are some related challenges that may resonate with you:
The good news is that despite the very real challenges that are often overlooked or underestimated when dealing with hearing loss, hearing aids have the power to transform and empower. Here are a few ways how:
Improving your confidence with hearing aids begins by acknowledging your hearing loss and seeking professional guidance. Here are some steps to get you started:
1. Assess your hearing. There are multiple ways to do this, including:
a. Take a free online hearing screening, like the one we offer here.1
b. Call us at 1 (800) 903-6883 and speak to one of our personal hearing guides who can answer your questions, help you with the hearing screening, or help you make a phone or video appointment with one of our hearing professionals to discuss general hearing health and whether Eargo hearing aids may be a good option for you.
c. Consult with a licensed healthcare provider in-person, particularly if you have more severe cases of hearing loss or for any “red flag” conditions, such as pain or discomfort in the ear, heavy earwax buildup, or sudden changes in hearing. Depending on your insurance benefits, a hearing test from a licensed healthcare provider may or not be something that you’ll have to pay for out-of-pocket. Many insurance plans also require a hearing test and diagnosis from a licensed healthcare provider as a condition of coverage for the purchase of hearing aids, including OTC hearing aids.
2. Explore hearing aid options: Today's hearing aids are discreet, comfortable, and technologically advanced.
a. Many hearing aids, like Eargos, are available over-the-counter (OTC), which means that you won’t need a prescription to purchase them. These are designed for those who need help with mild-to-moderate high-frequency sounds, which is the most common type of hearing loss. There are many styles to choose from, and we’ve put together some helpful information here.
Give us a call at 1 (800) 903-6883 and we can help you determine if Eargos may be a good fit for you.
b. A licensed healthcare provider can help you determine the best hearing aids for your specific hearing needs and lifestyle.
3. Embrace the adjustment period: Remember that wearing hearing aids may require an adjustment period. Be patient with yourself as you adapt to this new experience, and remember that the benefits far outweigh any initial challenges.
You don’t have to let untreated hearing loss diminish your confidence and well-being. By acknowledging the challenges and embracing the life-changing benefits of hearing aids, you can take a huge step toward regaining control of your life and embracing a more fulfilling future.
Reach out to Eargo or a licensed healthcare provider today to begin your hearing wellness journey. Your happiness and confidence are invaluable, and hearing aids can help you reclaim them if you have hearing loss.
1 The Hearing Screening is a tool designed to give you general information about your hearing. The Hearing Screening cannot diagnose hearing loss or any other disease or condition. Ask your doctor if you have recently noticed a sudden change in hearing, ear pain, or discharge, or if you have any questions about your hearing. THIS SCREENING DOES NOT REPLACE AN AUDIOLOGICAL EXAMINATION BY A LICENSED HEARING PROFESSIONAL. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN OR AUDIOLOGIST WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS ABOUT YOUR HEARING.