How Healthy Hearing Enriches Your Life

The many benefits of better hearing go well beyond the physical.

Our senses have an extraordinary way of bringing our world to life. Our eyes show us how vibrant our environment is and our taste buds reveal how delicious our foods are, but our hearing does much more than just allow us to hear.

Hearing well connects us deeply to our personal passions, and strengthens our bonds with our loved ones and community. From enjoying intimate conversations to listening to your favorite musician, hearing creates unique memories that simply cannot be compared to anything else. 

How often should I test my hearing?

According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, adults should get their hearing tested at least once every 10 years up to the age of 50. After that, they should have their hearing screened every 3 years or as needed. At Lucid, we recommend testing your hearing annually, and we offer free online assessments that you can take anytime, anywhere.

If you prefer to get tested in-person, Lucid has 500 hearing centers nationwide, providing free comprehensive hearing assessments with dedicated hearing specialists. There are over 48 million Americans living with hearing loss, and, as one of the world’s largest hearing aid manufacturers, our goal is to help as many as we possibly can. To take your free online hearing test or to find your nearest Lucid hearing center. 

I have hearing loss. Now what?

First of all, know that you are not alone. Hearing loss is often inevitable. We applaud you for proactively taking steps to take care of your hearing health. With so much information out there, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed with the choices. At Lucid, we offer hearing solutions that work for people from all different walks of life, with consideration of their lifestyle, budget, and technologic preferences. Once you have finished your Lucid hearing assessment, we will send you your results via email. Our hearing specialists are available every day to help you to the next step- choosing the right hearing aid or amplifier.

Our Engage Enlite is our best-in-class, preprogrammed hearing aid that works for many people with mild to moderate hearing loss. It is designed to work with our Lucid app to allow you to fine-tune your settings and volume level so you can hear better right out of the box. We also offer online programmed hearing aids through our Lucid brand, America Hears. Once you take your online hearing test, you’ll need to take the online assessment or submit an audiogram (available for free through our Lucid hearing centers), and our hearing specialists will pre-program your hearing aids based on your needs. Regardless of which hearing aid you choose, all Lucid models are lightweight, discreet, and most come with the ability to stream music and conversation over Bluetooth. All of our hearing aids come with innovative Powered by Lucid® technology that allows you to hear more clearly and comfortably. 

What is Powered by Lucid® technology?

Our exclusive technology builds on the tech behind the original cochlear implant, resulting in crisp conversations without the compression or distortion of many of our competitors’ models. While other hearing aids work by decreasing loud sounds and amplifying soft sounds, our technology adapts to amplify only the sounds that are most important to you, providing unparalleled clarity and listening comfort. The difference is proven, with three out of four listeners preferring Powered by Lucid® technology over our competitors.

How else can hearing aids benefit me?

Aside from hearing better instantly, the mental benefits of hearing well have also been well documented. People experiencing moderate to severe hearing loss are up to 5 times as likely to develop dementia. According to several major studies, older adults with hearing loss are more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and be at greater risk of walking problems and falls1.

However, statistics show most people wait an average of ten years before addressing hearing loss2. While there are many factors involved, the stigma surrounding hearing loss is a significant reason. Fortunately, hearing aid performance and fit have dramatically improved. Today’s models are so discreet, they are hardly noticeable. As an added plus, most Lucid hearing aids now come with rechargeable batteries as well as Bluetooth, so you can stream music and calls without the need to switch to headphones.

How do I prevent hearing loss?

Preventing hearing loss starts with checking your hearing regularly, and protecting your ears from infancy and on. For infants and young children, it’s important to protect their ears from loud noises like concerts and parties. Lucid offers comfortable protection for young ears, made with non-toxic materials and adjustable bands. Check out our HearMuffs at the link below. For adults, taking a daily hearing wellness supplement can help promote healthy hearing function by nourishing your cells with vitamins and minerals. Lucid wellness supplements are made from all-natural ingredients. To further protect your ears, consider your exposure during potentially risky activities, such as DIY projects, mowing lawns, or noisy on-the-job tasks. If you wear earbud-style headphones, make sure to monitor your volume regularly to make sure it’s at safe levels. See these items here

With some awareness and maintenance, you can ensure healthy hearing for many years to come. For those who already have hearing loss, rest assured there are many options available to help you hear everything clearly again. The most important thing is to take care of it as soon as you notice. If you need any assistance or support, our Lucid hearing specialists are always available to help at (877) 785-6052.