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It’s probably sooner than you think. The human brain is so good at adapting that you may be just getting by on less-than-optimal hearing — without knowing what you’re missing.

As the old story goes, there’s good news and bad news about hearing loss. The good news is that the human brain — your brain — is amazingly good at adapting to things like progressive hearing loss. You may be suffering from a deficit right now and be hardly aware of it, because you’ve found ways to compensate — simple things like turning your head and leaning forward to hear better or asking people to repeat what they’ve said; or waiting for the conversation to move on so you can catch up.

It’s easy and painless. There are hair appointments that take more time than this. And at the end of the process, your life can change significantly for the better.

Visiting a hearing care professional may not be the first step you’re taking in your journey to better hearing, but it’s probably the most important. You’ve probably already spent some time on the internet and talked to friends and family about whether you need help with your hearing.  But now, you have made a decision to do something about it.

Ears and hearing profiles are like snowflakes: no two are alike. Learn about the different  configurations and how your hearing care professional can help you choose the one that’s right for you.

There’s a short answer to this question: ears and hearing profiles are like fingerprints and snowflakes — no two are alike. Your unique hearing situation, which includes the topography of your ears, the degree of your hearing loss, the parts of your ear involved, the difference in hearing ability between your two ears, and other factors — these things will lead your hearing care professional to find the right solution for you.


The simple answer is, of course they do. It’s how they work that makes the difference. Learn how to tell the difference between cheap gadgets and instruments that work with your brain to improve both hearing and understanding.

If you’re one of the tens of millions of Americans suffering from hearing loss, you’re probably considering hearing aids as a possible source of help. That’s a good step, but also, for many, a bewildering one. There are many different sizes and shapes. Costs seem to go from less than you’d pay for an iPod to more than you’d pay for a big-screen TV. How do you choose? Where do you start?

Our devices are more than medical aids; they’re instruments you use to experience the world around you.

At Oticon, we consistently refer to the products we make as hearing devices — or hearing instruments — and there’s a reason for it: a heritage of compassionate innovation.

There’s more to hearing loss than hearing. You also lose social connections, cognitive function, stamina and self-esteem.

As we age, many of us develop hearing loss. What you should know is that there’s more to lose than your hearing. It starts with the birds chirping in the morning, because the high-pitched sounds are the first to go. Then a few consonants: the t’s and s’s and f’s and ch’s. Then bits and pieces of conversation, just enough to make it hard for you to keep up.