For individuals with untreated hearing loss, there are many questions.
Am I losing my hearing?… What are the signs of hearing loss? How is hearing loss tested?…
Unfortunately, too many are reluctant to ask for help, making mild-to-moderate hearing loss one of the most untreated medical conditions worldwide.According to the NIDCD, approximately 15% of American adults (37.5 million) aged 18 and over report some trouble hearing.
In Australia, “the prevalence of hearing loss is projected to increase from one in six to one in four by 2050,” according to Hear-It.org.
Although hearing loss is “the third most prevalent chronic health condition facing older adults” in the U.S., only one in five people who could benefit from treatment utilize it.
Generally, the top reasons for not seeking help for hearing health conditions involve:
- The cost and/or time involved with a proper hearing assessment with an audiologist
- The stigma of hearing aids and association with “aging” or being “uncool”
- Uncertainty about whether assistive listening devices or hearing aids will be effective
Thankfully, there are new innovative hearing devices such as IQbuds BOOST & IQbuds2 MAX that provide accessible and affordable options to individuals with untreated mild-to-moderate hearing loss. But first, let’s look at ways to identify if you may have some degree of hearing loss.
Signs of Potential Hearing Loss
Do any of the following situations sound familiar?
- It seems as though people are constantly mumbling
- You ask others to repeat themselves on a regular basis
- Conversations become muddled or indecipherable in noisy environments
- Others complain that the TV volume is too loud
- It’s difficult to hear certain voices, particularly those of women or children
- You no longer hear noises like rustling leaves, footsteps, or whispers
- Music sounds less rich or full-bodied than it used to
If so, it’s possible you may have some degree of hearing loss. As mentioned earlier, it’s an incredibly common health condition, and thankfully there are now ways you can hear better that are affordable and could improve the quality of your life. Treating hearing loss can provide significant benefits including enhanced mood, greater productivity, and even the potential to reduce risk of future cognitive decline.
How Hearing Loss is Tested
The best, most reliable and recommended way to evaluate potential hearing loss is to schedule an appointment with a certified audiologist. In addition to a physical examination of your ears the audiologist will likely conduct a multi-step audiological evaluation. The results of this type of evaluation output to an audiogram, which will diagnose your level of hearing.
For those not ready to see an audiologist, whatever the reason may be, emerging technologies such as Ear IDTM offer a way for you to self-assess your hearing profile from the comfort of your home. After a simple 10 minute assessment, Ear IDTM generates a clinically-validated result.
Nuheara earbuds then auto-calibrate the speech and sounds of your world based upon your personal hearing profile using a prescription formula (NAL-NL2) used by audiologists around the world to calibrate high end hearing aids.
A New Solution if You’re Just Starting to Ask, “Am I Losing My Hearing?”
IQbuds BOOST and IQbuds2 MAX are fantastic, but not always a perfect solution for everyone. It’s always recommended to visit an audiologist if possible, especially for moderate or more severe cases of hearing loss. However, with a no-risk, 30-day satisfaction guarantee, you can Nuheara’s products out without worry if you’ve been asking yourself questions like, “Am I losing my hearing?” Check out the response from many of our customers worldwide who have experienced the impact of our innovative hearing buds:
“I have used a lot of hearing devices in the past, and to be honest none of them could give me the level of hearing I needed, but with the Nuheara IQbuds, I can hear exceptionally well now, a lot better than before…” – Kate K., Australia
“Love them! Very comfortable and I hear so well now. I am thrilled! Never need to worry about feeling increasingly isolated…” – Jane M., Canada
“My partner is always complaining that I don’t hear him when he’s speaking but on the other hand, when he has the radio on in the car or the TV blaring when we are in bed, it is too loud for me and irritates my ears. Since getting my IQbuds BOOST, I can control the levels of sound that I hear from different sources so that I no longer have these problems.” – Debra H., Australia
“It will be hard to tear these amazing devices away from my head! They do everything – play music, handle telephone calls, provide excellent listening and talking to others in a restaurant, my noisy car and in a Broadway show.” – Anonymous, United States
“Having moderate hearing loss, and being a recent convert to Spotify, these buds were of real interest to me. I was considering a fully-fledged hearing aid, but couldn’t see the value for money… I’m very happy I chose the Nuheara product.” – Anthony W., Australia
“IQbuds BOOST work as advertised. They are wonderful and have given me the ability to hear my wife in restaurants without having to read her lips. Absolutely wonderful!” – Tom F., United States
Nuheara was founded upon the idea of transforming the way people hear by by creating smart hearing solutions that were both accessible and affordable. Learn more about our Co-founder’s personal story of having hearing challenges himself: