Anyone with a hearing loss can benefit from seeking professional hearing care – no matter their age

Are More Younger People Wearing Hearing Aids?

by | May 16, 2024 | Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, Patient Resources

Have you observed more and more young people wearing hearing aids? 

It’s true – and here at Berkeley Hearing Center, we’re thrilled that younger generations are taking care of their hearing health. There are a couple of reasons why more young people are noticing the benefits of professional hearing care.  

For one, the world has grown much louder than it once was. From the gentle hum of the refrigerator to blaring car alarms, we are constantly surrounded by noise. According to the WHO, one in every 10 people will experience some form of hearing loss by 2050. That number won’t only include the older generations. As noise exposure increases, more people are understanding the importance of hearing care.  

The second reason is that hearing aid technology has advanced rapidly over the years. Gone are the bulky, conspicuous devices that you may associate with your parents or grandparents. Nowadays, hearing aids can be so small that they are invisible to the naked eye. We’re happy to see hearing aids become less stigmatized. 

How Can I Treat Hearing Loss? 

If you’re experiencing symptoms of a hearing loss, the best thing you can do is visit an audiologist for an audiological evaluation. No matter your concern, our team at Berkeley Hearing Center is committed to providing the best care for your hearing needs. 

Hearing aids are often the best way to treat hearing loss. Many people are apprehensive about being seen as a hearing aid wearer, but the good news is that hearing devices no longer need to be bulky and unsightly. Modern hearing aids can be so tiny that they are nearly or completely invisible. Some hearing aids are inserted directly into the ear canal – you may even forget you’re wearing them! 

People with an untreated hearing loss often face mental health challenges as well. This is because not being able to hear in social settings or participate in conversations can feel lonely and cause individuals to self-isolate. Professional hearing care and hearing aids help people of all ages navigate the world around them and live their lives to the fullest. 

The Benefits of Professional Hearing Care 

No matter one’s age, hearing is a necessity for everyday life. By visiting your audiologist regularly for audiological evaluations, you can gain insight into the health of your hearing and what type of care you may need.  

Professional hearing care and hearing aids can help you get back your independence. Imagine laughing with friends and family again, listening to your favorite songs, and hearing the birds chirping outside. Anyone with a hearing loss can benefit from seeking professional care – no matter their age.

Hearing aids no longer need to be embarrassing, thanks to modern technology. More younger people understand the importance of regular hearing assessments and wearing hearing devices when necessary. Why not you, too?  

Ready to Hear Better in 2024? 

If you or a loved one is in the Bay Area and in need of hearing aids, a hearing test, or maybe even both, you can schedule an appointment with us today by calling our office at 510-841-0681.

Or, request a callback and a friendly member of our team will be in touch with you shortly. 

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John Chakan

How did I get here? That’s an interesting story. I was born and raised in the suburbs of New York City. I dreamed of being a professional baseball player (Go Yankees!), but my promising career was cut short by a condition known as “not being good enough.” When I wasn’t playing baseball (or soccer or football or basketball) as a kid, I was spending my summers attending, and then working at, a summer camp in Northern California on a livestock ranch. While it might seem a bit incongruous for a suburban New Yorker to spend his summers milking cows, chopping wood, and canoeing down the Russian River, I fell in love with the interconnected community of summer camp, and I also fell in love with California.

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