Q: I am 37 and have noticed trouble with my hearing for a few years. How long can I wait before I need hearing aids?
A: No one is too young for hearing aids. The “need” for them can be a very personal decision. Some people are so irritated by even a minor hearing loss that they are quick to address it right away. Other people wait too long, and it can be almost impossible to hear better.
Keep in mind that seeing a hearing professional does not mean you are committed to buying hearing aids. It is your hearing professional’s job to provide you with thorough information, including options that address your hearing needs.
When hearing aids are part of your hearing solution, you should have a chance to listen to them during your appointment. If you like the improvement in your hearing, you should then have the opportunity to wear the hearing aids during a multiweek trial.
Today’s advanced Bluetooth hearing systems have multiple features and programs available to best match any number of hearing situations, regardless of the person’s age. Remember, it is only hearing loss as long as you don’t do something about it.