Thanksgiving is just around the corner and it’s that time of the year when we count our blessings. Have you thought about how thankful you are for your hearing aids? Allowing you to hear and communicate with your friends and family does make them very special. We have made a list of 5 things about hearing aids to be thankful for.
- Hearing aids are high tech devices. Hearing aids today do more than just amplify sound, they also help connect you to the digital world around you. We consider hearing aids to be mini computers that are professionally calibrated to your listening needs and lifestyle.
- Communicate better with friends and family. Especially during the holidays, hearing aids can make a difference in how you communicate with your friends and family, Being able to hear your family at dinners and gatherings is definitely something to be thankful for.
- Increasing your earning potential. The Better Hearing Institute has done research on the correlation between hearing loss and earning potential. Their study results show that untreated hearing loss can reduce annual earnings by as much as $30,000. However, when hearing aids are worn the risk of decreased earnings was reduced up to 90%.
- Feel less tired. People who suffer from hearing loss often experience what is referred to as listening fatigue, and it can make you feel exhausted even if you didn’t exert yourself physically. Hearing is a process of the brain and when your ears aren’t functioning properly, your brain has to work harder to try to process and translate the sounds your ears are having trouble hearing. Luckily, this tired feeling goes away when you wear your hearing aids.
- Feel more independent. One could argue that feeling secure and independent is priceless. Hearing aid users are sure to be thankful for the independence gained with hearing aids when you no longer have to keep asking people to repeat what they said or rely on people to translate what was said for you.
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At Audiology Clinic we are dedicated to you and your hearing health. Have questions about hearing loss, hearing aids, or your listening options? Contact us today and schedule an appointment at our Vancouver, Washington hearing center.