Myth: Hearing aids RESTORE hearing to "normal" just as getting a new eyeglass prescription can restore your vision to 20/20
Fact: Hearing aids do not restore hearing to “normal”, and they do not “cure” your hearing loss, what they facilitate is the benefit and improvement of increased communication.They can improve your hearing and the ability to hear more CLEARLY as well as substantially improving your quality of life.
Myth: You can save time & money by purchasing hearing aids online
Fact: By partnering with a board-certified audiologist such as Dr.Robyn Shapiro of North Shore Eye Care & Hearing Services, you are not only purchasing top of the line hearing instruments but also professional care and services to ensure that the correct hearing aid is selected and that proper programming of the hearing aid is completed
Other professional care includes:
- Hearing evaluation
- Referral for medical treatment (if needed)
- Hearing instrument evaluation
- Verification of fit of hearing instrument
- Instruction in how to properly use & maintain the hearing instrument
- Follow-up care & ongoing support
- Repair services
Myth: A hearing instrument can damage your hearing
Fact: A properly fitted & well maintained hearing instrument will not damage your hearing.
Myth: A milder hearing loss is not bad enough for a hearing instrument
Fact: All patients hearing loss & listening needs are different. By working with Dr. Shapiro, together you can determine if a hearing instrument is needed & how much it will improve your hearing & quality of life.
Myth: Wearing two hearing aids is not necessary.
Fact: "Normal" hearing occurs with two ears. Binaural (two-eared) hearing helps us localize sounds, assists us in noisy settings, & provides natural sound quality. Most people with hearing loss in both ears can understand better with two aids than with one.