In fact, 360 million people around the world have some form of hearing loss (WHO, 2013). It can be a challenge for family and friends of a person with hearing loss as well.
Even so, you may think: “I’m not really the type of person who wears a hearing aid.” But these days, hearing aids are very different from the types you might remember. They are more discreet and tend to squeal less than hearing aids from the past. Nowadays, wearing a hearing aid is more like wearing glasses or a pair of wireless headphones (in fact, you can use them as wireless headphones).