In the past, people have believed that simply placing a hearing aid in a person’s ear would make their world instantly better. One recent study revealed that may not be the case, however.
Researchers from the University of Minnesota-Columbia conducted an intervention that caused people to gradually use their hearing aids for periods that increased over time instead of having participants use the auxiliary aids all the time. The study authors believed that the drastic change from dealing with hearing difficulty to experiencing full hearing can be shocking for some, especially if people hadn’t heard certain sounds in years. Previous research …read more