AuDNet Releases Hearing Aid Report for Consumers
Editor: AuDNet, a national trade organization, has released a new
report for consumers. I haven't seen the report, but this press release
looks like the same arguments we've been seeing from audiologists for
Recognizing a need for consumers to understand the role audiologists
play as healthcare providers, AuDNet, Inc. America's network of licensed
audiologists, has released the Hearing and Balance Report for consumers.
"Most people don't think to see an audiologist when they or a loved one
has a hearing issue," remarked AuDNet, Inc. Vice President Greg Frazer,
Au.D., Ph.D. "Instead, they think: 'I need to see my family doctor,' or
worse, 'I can buy a hearing aid on the Internet.' This easy-to-understand
report educates consumers about when and why it is important they see an
Here are the "Top 3 Myths About Hearing Aids" according to AuDNet's
Hearing and Balance Report, and what consumers need to know:
Myth: Hearing aids are only for old people.
Fact: While many who wear hearing aids are over the age of 55, hearing can
be tested at any age. Hearing impaired infants and children are fitted
with hearing aids to assist with normal speech and language development as
well as learning in school.
Myth: All hearing aids are the same. If my friend prefers one kind to
another, I can make the same choice and have all my needs met.
Fact: Hearing aids come in different sizes, styles, technologies, and
price points that are intended to meet specific needs. Hearing aids are
not "one size fits all." It is important to have a professional evaluation
from a licensed audiologist.
Myth: Most people achieve maximum benefit from one hearing aid.
Fact: Hearing tends to decline the same in both ears for the vast majority
of people. Binaural hearing or hearing equally from both ears requires two
hearing aids, which improves understanding in noise, creates more balanced
hearing, and improves ability to localize.
About AuDNet, Inc.
AuDNet, Inc. is a national network of licensed audiologists and Doctors
of Audiology who are "THE Hearing Experts." Network members are an elite
group of highly trained, educated, licensed, and experienced professionals
who specialize in audiology care and rehabilitation, including hearing
aids. AuDNet, Inc. offers consumer education through its user-friendly,
informational website: www.NowiHear.com. To learn more about AuDNet visit
www.aud-net.com or call 1-800-308-7290.