Did you know that on average, most people will wait seven years after realizing they’re experiencing hearing loss before seeking professional hearing care?

Why Do People Delay Seeking Out Hearing Care?

by | May 7, 2024 | Hearing Loss, Hearing Test, Patient Resources

Every day, we receive calls from people who are concerned about hearing loss symptoms that they or a family member is facing. Often, they’ve decided to seek help because their symptoms have begun to impact their lives in a significant way.

Did you know that on average, most people will wait seven years after realizing they’re experiencing hearing loss before seeking professional hearing care? That’s seven years of missing parts of conversations and listening to muffled music! Does this statistic surprise you? If you’re reading this and realizing it may be time to seek help for hearing loss but you’re not sure where to turn, Brampton Hearing Aid Services is here to help.

Two Reasons People Avoid Treating Hearing Loss

There are two main reasons why someone may avoid seeking treatment for hearing loss:

#1. They’re concerned about the financial investment

Hearing care does require some financial investment, but don't let that scare you away from seeking out treatment. Options like insurance coverage, financing, and payment plans may be available to help ease the financial burden.

When you visit Brampton Hearing Aid Services for a comprehensive hearing evaluation, we will help you determine the best options for you based on your lifestyle, preferences, and budget. When you invest in hearing care, you’re investing in your overall health and quality of life, which is well worth it!

#2. They don’t want to be seen as a hearing aid wearer

No one looks forward to the day that they need to rely on hearing aids. Hearing aids may have a stigma of being clunky and unflattering, but thanks to modern technology, that is no longer the case. These days, some hearing aids are so small that they can be invisible to the naked eye. Other people won’t be able to see the devices tucked inconspicuously behind your ear or inside your ear canal.

Don’t let the stigmas associated with hearing aids hold you back from better hearing. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to hear the world around you clearly again?

How Can Professional Hearing Care Help Me?

No matter what level of hearing loss you’re experiencing, professional hearing treatment can help you resolve your hearing challenges.

Asking people to repeat themselves and feeling excluded from the conversation can take its toll on your mental health. Untreated hearing loss will only worsen, and it can lead to other problems, including anxiety, depression, and isolation.

We regularly hear from patients at our clinic that they wish they’d sought help sooner. People who came in skeptical and nervous leave feeling confident and grateful that they finally decided to seek out treatment. If you’re experiencing hearing loss symptoms, the best thing you can do is schedule an appointment with an audiologist today.

Hoping to Hear Better This Year?

If you’ve realized that you’re ready to seek professional hearing care, then you’re in the right place. 

If you’d like to schedule an appointment or have any questions that we may be able to answer, you can call our office today at (905) 791-2203.

Or complete this form, and a member of our team will be in touch with you soon. We look forward to hearing from you! 

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Jill Black

Jill began her career as an audiologist in chilly Thunder Bay, Ontario. She has been a member of the Brampton Hearing Aid Services team since 2004. Jill completed her doctorate degree in audiology through Salus University in 2009. In 2016 Jill became the owner of Brampton Hearing Aid Services.