Approximately 80% of hearing losses can be managed with hearing aids. However, only 1 in 4 individuals who could benefit from hearing aid use currently own them. On average, individuals with difficulty hearing tend to wait about 10 years before seeking help. During that time period, communication with loved ones becomes more difficult and other negative health effects from hearing loss increase. The Audiologists at Mile High Hearing strive to educate you on the many benefits of hearing aid use and help you to make an informed decision about hearing aid use.
Benefits of Hearing Aid Use
- Cognitive Stimulation - The risk of dementia is up to 5 times greater in people with untreated hearing loss. Hearing aids have been shown to significantly reduce the increased risk of cognitive decline.
- Improve Quality of Life - People who use hearing aids are more likely to be optimistic and feel engaged in life. They are also more likely to have a strong social network.
- Decrease Fall Risk - The risk of falling is 3 times greater in people with untreated hearing loss. Hearing aids have been shown to decrease that risk. The Audiologists at Mile High Hearing will also provide other recommendations for decreasing the risk of falling.
- Protects Income and Earnings - People with hearing loss may lose as much as $30,000 in income annually. The use of hearing aids reduces the risk of income loss by 90-100% for those with mild hearing loss and 65-77% for those with moderate to severe hearing loss.
The Hearing Aid Process
The first step in the hearing aid process is to have a diagnostic hearing evaluation by an Audiologist to type and degree of hearing loss and to assess different parts of the hearing system. If hearing aids are recommended, a hearing aid consultation may follow the evaluation or can be scheduled for another day. Many aspects should be considered when recommending hearing aids: degree of hearing loss, lifestyle, physical abilities, anatomical structure, budget, and personal preference. The Audiologists at Mile High Hearing promise to provide you with the most up to date research and technology and will work with you to find the best hearing aid fit for you.
The highest quality of hearing healthcare is provided at Mile High Hearing. We believe patient education is vital to the hearing aid process and managing your hearing loss.
Below you will find links to more detailed hearing aid information:
- Hearing Aid Consultation
- Hearing Aid Styles
- Hearing Aid Technology
- Dispensing & Fitting
- Live Speech Mapping
- Wireless Accessories
- Hearing Aid Batteries
- Hearing Aid Care and Use
Primary Hearing Aid Manufacturers We Fit:
Phonak's goal is to improve the quality of life of people with hearing loss. Phonak is the innovative force in hearing acoustics. With our creative solutions, we strive to overcome technological limitations - so that all people are able to hear, understand and fully enjoy life's rich landscapes of sound.
At Widex, we combine years of understanding with a natural curiosity in finding solutions to individual hearing loss. Our uncompromising approach to innovation has led to such advances as the world’s first fully digital in-the-ear hearing aid, as well as our own revolutionary wireless technology.
We Also Work With:
- Sonic Innovations
Mile High Hearing is not financially obligated or associated with any hearing aid manufacturer. The Audiologists at Mile High Hearing will work with you to find the best hearing aid option for you.