Many probably agree that we do not realize how important our sense of hearing is to us until we start to lose it. May is Better Hearing Month. We get an entire month to celebrate our gift of hearing. We would love to help you celebrate this gift.
Most Common Reasons to Consider Hearing Aids (modified from www.inmygoodear.com)
Untreated hearing loss has been linked to dementia.
Untreated hearing loss has been linked to depression and introversion.
It can reduce anxiety and stress to not have to strain and focus so hard on understanding what people are saying.
Hearing loss almost always continues to get worse (except in some rare cases), so waiting for things to get better is really not an option.
Wearing a hearing aid can significantly protect your cognitive ability to understand words. Wearing hearing aids keeps your brain stimulated.
Wearing two aids or wearing an aid on one side with a unilateral hearing loss, can help you sense the direction of sounds, improving your balance.
You are more likely to hear warning sounds like a fire alarm, a car horn, or someone’s footsteps approaching.
Tinnitus, a catch-all term for ringing in the ears or a sound that isn’t actually occurring in your environment, can be soothed and even masked by a hearing aid.
Untreated hearing loss can cause you to misunderstand words. This can lead you to miss appointments, to meet at the wrong place, and can cause disagreements and conflict between family members.
Your family and friends will appreciate not having to strain their voices or repeat for you (as often).
The sounds you miss today are forever gone. Your grandchild’s whisper, the birds on your back patio, the punchline of the joke at dinner. Hearing loss can greatly affect your quality of life.
Call Washington Hearing Center today to gather more information or schedule a comprehensive hearing evaluation.