Why Pretending to Hear Doesn’t Help

Why Pretending to Hear Doesn’t Help

Bary E. Williams, Au.D.

Born with hearing loss, Dr. Bary struggled in his early life to be completely engaged in the world around him. He obtain his masters and eventually his doctorate in audiology while working on the front lines as a hearing aid specialist during the day. Dr. Bary has been in practice for over 30 years and has worked for several of the largest hearing aid manufacturers.
Bary E. Williams, Au.D.

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Most people often pretend to hear even when they cannot hear anything or don’t understand what the other person is trying to say. It is not helpful in the long run as the problem will only increase if it is left untreated. Hearing loss is more common in people nowadays than you might think. While aging can be the most common cause of hearing loss, there can be other various reasons that can lead to this problem in people. It is important to understand the problem at a deeper level to find a solution to the problem.

What is hearing loss?

In the most general sense loss of hearing means when you have lost the ability to listen to some specific sounds or you have trouble hearing low pitched sounds. It can also be caused if you can’t distinguish a voice in the crowd individually. It can also be the state when you hear a buzzing sound in your ear which can be temporary but it may gradually lead to being permanent. It can be caused by the internal damage of any parts inside your ear. It can be something that happens when you are exposed to huge volumes of sounds.

Why people pretend to hear

Many people do pretend to hear even when they are not hearing fully what the other person is trying to say. One of the reasons for doing this can be to avoid being embarrassed. No one wants to stand out in the crowd and they are ashamed of their disability. Another reason can be that it can be irritating for the other person to keep repeating themselves and they don’t want to bother the other person by telling them about their situation. It is better to tell people about your situation if you are suffering from the problem as it doesn’t help anyone in the long run.

Why many people put treatment

Though significant results are shown that treatment helps the patients that are dealing with this problem many people don’t go through with the treatment or they leave the treatment in the middle. One of the reasons can be that it takes time to show results as it is a long process and it is slow often. Many people are also afraid of wearing aids to improve their power to hear things. They think that it makes them look out but even if the problem is mild you can be benefitted a lot by aids that help you hear better.

Advanced technology to solve the problem

Thanks to modern technology there are now many gadgets and techs that can help you deal with the problem easily. The modern wearables can help you better understand what other people are saying if you are having trouble understanding them. There are more developments that are happening every day to provide the people suffering from this loss a chance to get a normal life. The features of these new technologies are very useful to patients.

Benefits of treatment

The people that are suffering from problems of not being able to hear properly should get treatment as soon as possible. The problems are often treatable if they are detected early in life. There are technologies that help to keep the problem in check. It is important to raise awareness of the benefits of treatment among people and also share the stories of the people that have been benefitted by treatment. Treatment does help your situation if you are going through this problem and it is never a good idea to ignore the problem if you have it.

Exceptional Hearing Care

If you have detected that you can’t hear things properly in a crowd and you hear a buzzing sound in your ear, come visit us at Exceptional Hearing Care for a hearing test. Our team of specialists will examine our condition and also provide you with necessary treatments and proper course of action. We have a team of specialists that can conduct examination properly to detect the level and challenges of your problems. If you are suffering from hearing loss, you’re not alone. Contact us today to learn more about treatment!

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