Learning you have a hearing loss problem is surprising to most people. However, there are several other startling facts you didn’t know about hearing loss and hearing aid devices.
#1. Hollowed-Out Horns were once used as Hearing Aids
In the bye-gone era, long before the geniuses came up with the nifty hearing aid devices you find in South Africa today, hollowed-out horns were utilised as archaic hearing aids. Whether they worked or not, they sure made for a comic effect during the meetings of nobles.
#2. 1 in 5 Teenagers Suffer from Hearing Loss
You could blame earphones and loud music, but it remains quite startling that 1 in every 5 teenagers have some sort of hearing loss.
#3. 165 Million People Age above 65 years has hearing loss
One in every three seniors over 65 suffers from hearing loss according to WHO.
#4. Some Hearing Aid Devices can be Computer-Programmed
Most digital hearing aid devices in South Africa can be programmed using a computer to work with every sound landscape.
#5. There’s something for everyone
Modern hearing aid devices are fabulously varied. There’s a hearing aid for the partygoer, the fashionista, the fitness fanatic, the cautious grandpa, the trendsetter — you catch the drift?
#6. Hearing Aids are Literally Invisible
These devices fit comfortably and discreetly inside the ear canal, providing crisp, natural sound quality.
#7. There are Waterproof, Dust proof, and Sweat-proof Hearing Aids
With today’s advanced hearing aid devices in South Africa, you don’t have to worry about dust, water, sweat, and even wax build-up.
#8. Computer, Smartphone-Friendly
Digital, wireless hearing aid devices are now standard in SA. They can sync seamlessly with your FM stereo, computer, tablets, and whatnot.
#9. Long-Lasting Hearing Aids Batteries
Hearing aid batteries have made huge leaps and milestones. They can now last up to 10 days or even longer.
#10. 32 million children aged below 15 years have hearing loss
We hope you enjoyed learning about these interesting hearing aid facts!