I'm 61 and have noticed my hearing is not what it used to be. Do I need to see my doctor, or is it OK to wait until I think I need hearing aids?
Don't wait. Make an appointment to have your hearing evaluated now. Most health care providers recommend a baseline hearing check at 50 and then regularly scheduled follow-up assessments after that based on your individual needs.
Myth: Hearing aids restore hearing to normal just as an eyeglass prescription can restore vision to 20/20. Fact: Hearing aids do not restore hearing to “normal.” Hearing aids do not “cure” your hearing loss, but they provide benefit and improvement in communication.