Everyone knows hearing aids improve your ability to hear, but many people with hearing loss don't truly think about how that would improve their quality of life. One area of life that will improve if you get hearing aids is safety. Here's how hearing aids will help protect you when you're out and about.
You'll Be Less Likely to Fall
At best, a trip or fall results in painful grazed skin and bruises. At worse, it can cause serious injury—broken bones and potentially fatal head injuries. Falls are especially dangerous when you're out on hard ground with nothing to cushion your body. Anyone can fall, but you're at far greater risk when you suffer from hearing difficulties. That's because your balance is directly connected to your auditory system. Alongside helping you hear, your inner ear also contains the sensors that help you maintain your equilibrium. When the inner ear cells aren't functioning as they should, you're more likely to lose your balance and fall. Wearing hearing aids restores function to your hearing system, improving your balance. This is evidenced by a study from Washington University, which showed that people with hearing loss scored better on balance tests with hearing aids in both ears.
You're at Less Risk of a Road Accident
Another difficulty for those with hearing loss is navigating the roads safely. The three-step key to avoiding getting hit by a car is to stop, look and listen. While you can see nearby the cars heading towards you on a straight road, you may not be able to see cars that are speeding from further away. Likewise, it's usually impossible to see cars on adjacent streets that are about to turn onto yours. That's why it's important to listen out for vehicles, too. If you can't hear clearly, you could attempt the cross the road before it's safe and get hit by an oncoming car, bike, truck or bus. With hearing aids, you can be sure you'll hear any traffic heading your way before it's too late.
You'll Hear Important Information
Unfortunately, the world is not yet fully adjusted to catering to those with hearing difficulties. Often, when you're out and about, key information is delivered audibly, which means you need to have good hearing to stay safe. Without the ability to hear clearly, you could miss out on a siren or alarm, or be unable to hear a voice over a speaker system telling you to evacuate a building. Hearing aids are the perfect solution, ensuring you can hear any health and safety information loud and clear. A Micro BTE Hearing Aid Provider can tell you more.Share