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Why do elderly people often do not want to wear a hearing aid?
There are many elderly people in their 50s and 60s who are not very clear after hearing loss. They are also equipped with hearing aids. However, they don’t wear them often after wearing them for a while. What is the matter? What is the reason for them to wear? Wu Peina, chief physician of the Department of Otolaryngology, Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital, analyzed this.
There are three main reasons why the elderly do not want to wear hearing aids.
Wu Peina pointed out that there are some reasons why some people do not wear it afterwards: First, the habit problem, because people in the age group of 50 to 70 years old say that they are old, but many people are psychologically reluctant to admit themselves. old. Wearing a hearing aid will affect the appearance, objectively giving people the feeling that he has entered the ranks of the elderly or the state of degeneration, which will have a negative impact on their psychology.
The second is that after hearing loss of such people, it is still possible to communicate with people in a quiet environment, so if it is not socially necessary, they may prefer the kind of life mode that they are used to.
The third reason is that some hearing aids do have technical and quality problems. When the sound processing technology is worn, some sounds change and change the tone, especially when you first wear the hearing aid and the original sound. It's not the same, because he may have some residual hearing in the other ear. He won't be able to hear it without wearing it, so he won't wear it.
Without hearing aids, the hearing center is abolishing or accelerating
If a family member is wearing a hearing aid but often does not wear it, what effect does it have on hearing? Wu Peina believes that the most important thing here is to change the personal understanding problem, because if there is a moderate or lower decline in hearing, it will have an impact on daily work communication.
In addition, from a medical point of view, if the hearing has a moderate decline, such as has dropped to more than forty db (decibel), wearing a hearing aid is necessary, because daily communication will be greatly affected, you can not be with everyone The contact is in a very quiet environment. If the language communication is not smooth, it is easy to bring some psychological and social problems, especially the older people. The people around him feel that it is hard to communicate with him. It is easy to alienate him slowly, so his source of information is coming. The less, the slower influence on his personality, such as the tendency to autistic or dementia.
A multi-center observational analysis abroad confirmed that older people who are deaf and have no suitable intervention are more likely to develop autism and Alzheimer's disease. "And from the functional factors of our central center, if you do not have enough stimulation of external information for a long time, the auditory center will slowly accelerate the degree of disuse atrophy, and more and more can not hear," Wu Peina said.
Experts reminded that the elderly should face up to the hearing aid problem. It is suggested that if there is a need to appear in public and worry about the impact of the image, it can be equipped with invisible hearing aids, as well as accent processing technology, aesthetic appearance, comfort, etc. Appropriate has a great relationship, in fact, can be customized and improved according to individual needs, a small number of people will feel uncomfortable after wearing the ear, which also has a certain relationship with the usual use and maintenance, you can ask the apprentice to solve .