I'm not sure if I need hearing aids
While a temporary loss or reduction in your hearing ability isn’t something to be alarmed about, lingering (and especially worsening) hearing loss should never be taken lightly. If you’ve noticed that your hearing isn’t as good as it used to be or that the hearing loss isn’t improving after two weeks of the initial symptoms, contact a doctor or hearing aid specialist right away.
It is crucial to seek help as early as possible. Hearing loss is progressive and will only get worse with time. It strains communication, affects your happiness and accelerates cognitive decline,
Only fewer than one in three (30%) US adults aged 70+ who could benefit from hearing aids have ever tried them. On average, it takes about 7 years from the first symptoms appearing to getting hearing aids.