The answer to this question is a question you must ask yourself: Do you experience difficulty hearing and find yourself feeling stressed and straining to hear during your daily activities?

Amplification can simply relieve the strain of hearing; it doesn’t always make sounds louder or even improve your understanding of speech. Relieving the stress and strain of listening alone can be a very significant benefit.

Unselfishly examine whether you are becoming a burden to your family and friends, even if you do not personally recognize difficulty hearing. Wearing a hearing aid is not necessarily a mark of infirmity; rather it is a mark of courtesy to others.