Do Hearing Aids Make Hearing Worse?

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Could hearing aids harm your hearing? Read on to find out.

If you have eyeglasses, you might have heard that wearing glasses makes your vision worse and that there are ways to improve your vision with methodical self care. If it is so with eyes, what about ears? Do hearing aids make hearing worse? The short answer is no, and there are many reasons why you would want to wear hearing aids if you have significant hearing loss.

Do Hearing Aids Make Hearing Worse?

No evidence exists that hearing aids make hearing worse. The only reason one might have concerns would be if the hearing aid amplifies all sound. However, real hearing aids prescribed by an audiologist adjust for volume and clarify speech and other sounds. They maintain as natural a hearing experience as possible. 

How Hearing Aids Help Your Hearing

Why wear hearing aids at all? It all starts with how your brain and ears work together. Your brain plays a major role in receiving and interpreting sounds and what direction their sources are. If your ears cannot pick up sounds as well, your brain will overwork to process them and possibly burn out. Hearing aids help the brain work properly and prevent cognitive decline.

Hearing devices also connect you with the world around you. Just like you wouldn’t drive without glasses if you have poor vision, you wouldn’t go about your day without hearing. Without hearing, you could be susceptible to unseen dangers, such as a home intruder or fire. 

They also connect you with the world and give you a fuller life experience. You can hear subtle daily sounds, like birds singing, and communicate better with people. Hearing loss fosters frustration on both sides, but proper hearing fixes that.

Can You Improve Your Ability to Hear?

It is possible to improve your hearing naturally. Eating certain foods can give you the nutrients to restore nerves and tissues, which are essential for healthy hearing. Some products claim to reduce tinnitus through nerve-repairing ingredients. 


Hearing aids improve life and maintain healthy hearing and cognitive function. You can improve your hearing and reduce tinnitus, but that does not mean you should ditch hearing aids if you need them.

Trust the Experts at Clarity Audiology & Hearing Solutions

Need help with your hearing? Clarity Hearing can help. Clarity Audiology & Hearing Solutions is an independently owned and operated clinic that focuses on quality of care and personalized, friendly service to the surrounding areas of Ellicott City, Catonsville, Columbia. Our Doctors of Audiology are highly trained with advanced degrees and take the time to provide the personalized care and attention that you need and deserve. We provide advanced hearing aid options that are personally calibrated with cutting-edge digital technology to fit your hearing loss, your unique ear anatomy, and your individual listening needs.

You can call us today to schedule a FREE Hearing Protection Consultation at 410-698-6594! For more blog posts, news, and updates, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

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