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Does delaying starting wearing hearing aids mean losing hearing?

Crystal1Crystal1 Posts: 1Member Listener
I have also been advised by High St retailer to wear hearing aids - he suggested that if I delayed the start of wearing them then the sounds my auditory nerve was already struggling with may potentially be lost . Is this the case?

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  • steve51steve51 Posts: 5,769Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Crystal1

    Good Afternoon it’s great to meet you today!!!!!!

    That’s a new one on me!!!!!!

    Following my Stroke in 1998 at the age off 32. 

    I had a number of hearing aids in the past via Eye Hospitals/ Consultants & I have never had anyone tell me that!!!!

    I have also had my people/friends/family with them fitted & they have never mentioned anything like this!!!!! 

    A number off years ago now I used to work in a rehab centre dealing with many many patients who also had them fitted.

    I can find you some info on the web if that would help!!!!!!

    Please please let me know if I can help you further ????????? 

    Sorry  😐😐😐 but which retailer told you this?????????


  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Posts: 5,246Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    I have not come across this before, does sound like an enthusiastic salesman.
    Did you go for a hearing test specifically  ?
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Posts: 7,477Administrator Scope community team
    Hi @Crystal1
    If you are concerned about your hearing, you can get a free hearing test on the NHS. Your GP may refer you to a hearing specialist (audiologist) who can do the test.
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • JennysDadJennysDad Posts: 2,308Member Pioneering
    Backing up @Sam_Scope here. Do the NHS test and talk to your GP.It may be that the hearing aid salesperson was correct, but it these are businesses driven by the desire to make money.
    Take care, and warmest best wishes,
    @JennysDad
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