“My hearing really isn’t that bad.”
“I hear fine for my age……at least that’s what my doctor told me.”
Sound familiar? Do you ever say: “I hear fine for my age.”
If so, read on… Most hearing loss comes on gradually. At first, you develop coping strategies that are unconscious. You ‘watch’ people in order to hear. The brain then pieces the missing auditory information together, trying to make sense of the conversation. This takes an incredible amount of effort and energy. In fact, it’s exhausting. The person whose ‘hearing is not that bad’ is probably using all their available brainpower on listening. Believe it or not, this seemingly ‘minor’ loss is the most insidious of all hearing losses.
As your hearing continues to deteriorate, so does your lifestyle, your relationships and your psychological well-being. What most people don’t realize is that even a mild hearing loss can cause problems that impact you socially, emotionally and physically. Untreated hearing loss often has you withdraw from social functions with family and friends at a time in your life when connecting with people is actually good for your health.
Emotionally, people feel embarrassed, annoyed and even stressed when they have to strain to hear what others are saying. Ongoing stress from untreated hearing loss can also take a toll on one’s physical health. People with untreated hearing loss are two times as likely to suffer from dementia and four times as likely to have heart problems.
STEP 1 – BECOME AWARE
If you have difficulty following a conversation in a noisy restaurant or feel that people are mumbling, you may be among the one in ten Americans with hearing loss. That’s more than 34 million people in the U.S. Denying, justifying, or minimizing an untreated hearing loss which can cause a cascade of complications. So, it may be time to take the first step and find out the truth about your quality of hearing. The Hearing Survey on our website will allow you to quickly check your hearing. Then, you can score your answers and find out if you should be concerned about your hearing. The Quiz also recommends the next action step to take.
STEP 2 – GET INFORMED
From awareness, we move into getting informed, and for most people this means becoming an informed consumer before investing in your hearing health. From a simple web search, to buying a book, to asking friends and family who they trust with their hearing, most people research, study, and arm themselves with lots of information before they ever consider taking action. We believe that information gathering is necessary for both you and your family if you’re going to be happy with hearing aids. Our web site has been designed to help answer many question you might have about hearing loss, and solutions to hearing assistance. So if you are sitting on the fence (like the majority of people with untreated hearing loss), take advantage of this information and take the next step towards better hearing. You and your loved ones will be glad you did!
STEP 3 – TAKE ACTION.. (GET YOUR EARS CHECKED!)
We know how hard taking that third step can be so we made this step as easy as possible for you. Auditory Assistants offers a FREE thorough hearing evaluation and consultation. We will discover what you hear and more importantly of what you understand. This information determines if, and how much hearing aids will help. Then, and only then, do you decide whether you are ready to take the next step and get hearing aids. Call our office to schedule your free Hearing Evaluation and Consultation. 1-760-743-5544