I have normal hearing for my age. Which, there isn’t. You either have hearing loss or you don’t Just like vision. You either can see or you can’t. What’s different with hearing versus other ailments of the body is if you have hearing loss, there’s no muscle control. It’s all nerve endings. A lot of people think that if they wear their hearing aids a lot they’re not going to hear as well when they take them out. You’re used to hearing; when you take them out it’s going to sound softer, but it actually doesn’t make your hearing worse. Another myth is that if you don’t get hearing aids when you have hearing loss that your hearing is going to get worse. I’ve heard a lot of patients tell me “My doctor told me if I don’t get hearing aids right now my hearing is going to get worse.” And that’s not the case. Now, what is it the case, is if you have a steady stimulation on your auditory nerve from the hearing aids it slows progression of processing issues. Another one is “I’m too young for hearing aids. Hearing aids make me look old.” That’s not the case Just as many people need glasses, that have hearing issues. Someone with hearing aids can be any age. What’s very bad about the hearing aid industry is that they are stereotyping that hearing aids are for people that are elderly. People that are younger that have hearing loss very very very rarely will say to me, “Jude I’m too young to have hearing loss.” If they come when they’re 40 or when they’re 50. It’s the people that are 70 that are saying, “Well, I’m not old, I’m too young to wear hearing aids.” I think it’s because it’s a perception change. The younger generations see it as just the technology, like a Bluetooth device you put on your ear. Its the older generations that see it more as a sign of age. We have to change that. People have to know that it’s not age-related as much as its another issue with your ears, just like it is for your eyes.