Some people are concerned that hearing aids will make them look older, or change how they are perceived. People try to compensate for hearing loss by guessing at what is being said, or by using visual cues to make up for their loss of hearing. Wearing a hearing aid is much less noticeable than routinely asking people to repeat themselves. The truth is that a properly fit hearing aid can greatly enhance your ability to interact with others. By wearing a hearing aid daily, and maintaining it, you'll likely notice significant improvements in your quality of life. The first step is to talk to your doctor, or hearing professional, about your hearing.