When you first get your hearing aids, you may resist wearing them.
We totally get it. Devices in your ears require getting used to. But we promise, if you stick with it and wear them regularly, you will notice improvement in every area of your life.
When you’ve been living with hearing loss for an extended amount of time, you don’t realize how much you are missing.
When you start wearing hearing aids, at first you might be a little surprised by the number of sounds that you hadn’t even noticed you were missing.
But once you get used to it, you will wish you had tried hearing aids sooner. Birds singing, wind blowing, kids laughing down the street – those are sounds that enrich life and make you feel connected to the world around you.
When you miss out on the sounds of your environment, you feel alone and disconnected – even if it’s not something you realize on a conscious level.
You will be more confident.
When you don’t hear well, you tend to get self-conscious about it. At first you may not be shy about asking people to repeat themselves, but after awhile, you may have resigned yourself to not bother to ask anymore.
This leads to lack of self-confidence. But when you can hear well again, you quickly get that confidence back. and rejoin the conversation.
Wearing hearing aids can prevent diminished physical and mental health.
“Although the brain becomes smaller with age, the shrinkage seems to be fast-tracked in older adults with hearing loss,” According to the results of a study by researchers from Johns Hopkins and the National Institute on Aging. “The findings add to a growing list of health consequences associated with hearing loss, including increased risk of dementia, falls, hospitalizations, and diminished physical and mental health overall.” (https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/hearing_loss_linked_to_accelerated_brain_tissue_loss_)
According to a study by done by Vanderbilt University, mental fatigue is more pronounced in individuals who suffer from hearing loss. But, “the use of clinically fit hearing aids may reduce listening effort and susceptibility to mental fatigue associated with sustained speech-processing demands.” (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23426091)
In short…wearing hearing aids can make ALL the difference in the world.
It is the difference between growing older and staying mentally and physically healthy.
It’s the difference between feeling good about yourself and potentially dealing with depression.
And it’s the difference between experiencing your world or becoming more and more isolated.
If hearing loss is impacting your life, stop in and find out if hearing aids can help you.
We welcome you to a free hearing assessment. Then you can learn more about your level of hearing loss and find out how to improve it.
Concerned about your hearing? Give us a call at 360-892-9367 and change your life.