The fantastic thing about hearing is that it’s one sense you can potentially regain access to if you lose it. Still, a majority of hearing impaired people don’t get help. Why?
Well, there are a number of reasons; one of which is how it looks. People don’t want something on their head, even though it allows them to hear. And, because of this stigma, many choose to live without sound.
Luckily, both people’s perceptions and technologies are advancing. Today’s bone conduction solutions are smaller and more hi-tech than ever. And with the magnetic Baha Attract System, nothing breaks the skin, which makes it an appealing option for those who don’t like the idea of an abutment.
Here is a blog written by a 28 year-old woman with hearing loss, who has come to the realization that:
Suddenly, I was facing the reality that I was going to be the girl with the hearing aid. And you know what? I’m ok with it. For me, it’s better than being the girl who can’t hear.”
Currently, the writer is deciding between the Baha Connect and the Baha Attract System, and lists the pros and cons* from her point of view. *The content is written by her and represents her own journey.