Hearing aids are healthy for your ears and do not make them lazy. There is a neural pathway that links your ears to your brain. All those connections, as well as your brain, maintain their full potential when they are stimulated. If you miss out on some sounds because of hearing loss, those pathways are more passive. Over time, they may be less effective and full potential may not be regained. A hearing aid does not make the ear lazy; rather, it provides “exercise”, stimulation for the hearing system.
It is also important to stay connected to the little natural sounds around us. Your footsteps, the hum of the refrigerator, the birds outside; those sounds can be hard to re-integrate and tolerate if you have missed out on them for too long. The transition to hearing aids is generally easier in the early stages of hearing loss. For these reasons, you should not wait to try a hearing aid.