Top 3 Myths About Hearing Aids

Oct 15, 2015 in Hearing Aids

Top 3 Myths About Hearing Aids

Top 3 Myths About Hearing Aids

More than 10 million people in the UK suffer from some level of hearing loss. With the increasing noise levels around us, it’s no surprise that Action On Hearing Loss estimates that nearly 14.5 million Britons will be affected by 2031. Yet most people ignore hearing loss till it’s too late and many don’t even wear hearing aids. A large part of this reluctance comes from several myths surrounding hearing aids. We attempt to debunk the top 3 myths about hearing aids.


The days of analogue hearing aids are long gone. There was a common perception that these hearing aids didn't work very well. However, today we have digital hearing aids with advanced circuits, which work not just in quiet surroundings but also in noisy environments such as a restaurant or on public transports. As long as you buy the right set of hearing aids from a qualified audiologist, and it is professionally programmed to suit your requirements, you will find a significant improvement in your hearing.


Most people think that hearing aids are bulky and unsightly. Again this myth is connected with the analogue hearing aids of the past. Today’s digital hearing aids are getting smaller, and some of them are practically invisible as they sit deep inside the ear canal. You can try out different styles of hearing aids to figure out which ones fit your lifestyle the best. Digital hearing aids are also easy to operate.


With technological advances, hearing aid companies are finding ways of making better digital hearing aids that are affordable. Today, we have hearing aids to suit every kind of budget. It’s also a myth that you can save some money by buying hearing aids online. Online purchases do not allow getting the right fit or any customisation, and also do not include any after-care services. This means that your hearing will be at a suboptimal level despite using hearing aids. Instead consult a qualified and trained audiologist who will be able to advise you on which hearing aids to buy.

Getting Help

There is a wide variety of hearing aids available in the market today so deciding which ones to buy is quite a task. At Leightons Opticians and Hearing Care, we are here to guide you in making an informed choice. Begin by taking a free hearing assessment which will help us evaluate the extent of your hearing loss.

We also carry out a complete lifestyle evaluation to understand you and your hearing history better. Based on the consultation and the result of your hearing test, our audiologist will help you select from our range of digital hearing aids, from some of the top manufacturers in the world. Choose from renowned brands such as ReSound, Oticon, Phonak, Widex & Siemens. Get a free hearing aid demonstration, and you will get an idea of how your hearing will improve with our digital hearing aids. At Leightons Opticians and Hearing Care we also provide continued after-care, regular consultations and a free clean & check service for existing digital hearing aids. So visit your nearest branch or call us on 0800 40 20 20 and speak to our hearing care experts.