November 10, 2006 at 4:17 AM CST - Updated July 26 at 11:42 AM
"My particular type of hearing loss is untreatable."
This is unlikely. In almost all cases, nerve damage in the ears can be helped through amplification. Other types of hearing impairments are medically treatable. Sometimes, the problem can be as simple as excess earwax.
"With today's hearing aids, I'll be able to hear perfectly."
Although the technology has improved significantly in recent years, hearing aids will not restore normal hearing. They aid in hearing. That said, most hearing aids users report a noticeable improvement in hearing with their hearings aids.