Are More Younger People Wearing Hearing Aids?

03/22/2024 | Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss

Maybe you’ve noticed that more and more young people are wearing hearing aids these days. You’re not alone – it’s true! Young people are realizing the benefits of wearing hearing aids and hearing protection in loud environments and working to protect their ears in the long term.

With noise exposure increasing as the world around us gets louder, the perks of professional hearing care are more relevant than ever, especially to younger people.

Hearing aids are often linked with negative associations, especially related to aging. When you think of hearing aids, you probably think of your parents, or even grandparents, wearing clunky, off-white or pink hearing aids that buzz loudly.

I’m happy to tell you that modern-day hearing aids are not only much more stylish and discreet, but they’re also much more powerful, without that annoying buzzing. Some hearing aids even go directly into your ear canal, for an out of sight, out of mind approach.

So, to answer your question—yes, more younger people are wearing hearing aids—and we celebrate that fact. It’s great to see so many younger people taking charge of their hearing health with professional hearing care.

How Can I Treat My Hearing Loss Challenges?

With regular comprehensive hearing assessments, ear cleanings, and hearing assistive technology like hearing aids or ear protection, you can protect and enhance your hearing so you can rejoin the conversations you’ve been missing out on.

Hearing aids and hearing care in general are also proven to help with mental and physical health overall. Untreated hearing loss has been linked to cognitive decline, increased fall risk, dementia, and an increased mortality risk. By treating your hearing loss, you take care of your entire body, not just your ears.

Hearing aids have improved in leaps and bounds over the past years; you shouldn’t be afraid to seek out hearing care due to outdated stigmas. Nowadays, I’d even consider them cool.

More young people are getting tested and fitted for hearing aids, as they know as well as I do that protecting your hearing is crucial for protecting your overall health. And, if you’ve read this far, now you know it, too.

Hear the Life You Love with Alaska Hearing and Tinnitus Center

We see people from across Alaska who need help with their hearing. If you or a loved one has noticed struggles with your hearing, don’t delay – we’d love to help you, too!

If you have questions about our services, concerns about your hearing loss challenges, or would like some advice on your unique situation, you can request a callback from us, and we’ll call you back with more information.

Alternatively, you can call us at (907) 522-4357 for a more immediate conversation.

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Dr. Emily E McMahan

Dr. McMahan attended the University of Cincinnati where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2009. She furthered her professional education by obtaining her Doctorate of Audiology from Salus University in Philadelphia in 2013. She completed her residency in Anchorage and has been applying her expertise to her patients in the Pacific Northwest for several years. Whether you need hearing testing, hearing aids, or assistance with managing tinnitus in your daily lives, Dr. McMahan is qualified to assist you!

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