Hearnig Aid Use and Social Stigmatisation

Among many reasons why hearing-aid use is low in our country, is the "stigma" attached with using a hearing aid. Most Lankans are reluctant to wear a hearing aid in the public. This is in sharp contrast to wearing spectacles for refractory errors. As a result, there is a significant proportion of the deaf community not reaping the benefit of the available technology. There should be some mechanism to reduce the stigma attached with it and make hearing aids socially acceptable. What are your thoughts about this problem? Leave your comments below. Thanks.