Get the Right Hearing Aid and Start Improving Your Life Today
According to the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, more than 36 million Americans suffer from some form of hearing loss, yet current statistics indicate that less than one-quarter of those who have hearing loss get help. Fortunately, 9 out of 10 people with hearing loss can be helped with hearing aids.
If you are one of the millions of Americans who spend each day straining to hear, being fitted for a hearing aid can significantly improve your quality of life. It’s important to be mindful of your daily activities as it pertains to your hearing – many are unaware that they are affected by their hearing, and fail to seek treatment or solutions as a result. In some cases, what you don’t know or what you can’t hear could actually hurt you, causing more harm than good.
How Hearing Loss Impacts You
As if life wasn’t stressful enough, living with hearing loss can add a great deal of anxiety to your day-to-day routine and overall lifestyle. If you are secretly suffering from hearing loss, here are just a few of the ways it may be affecting you:
Fatigue. Straining to hear the conversations going on around you can justifiably cause fatigue. You may find not just your energy but also your enthusiasm for life has been zapped.
Anxiety. Spending each and every day wondering what you might be missing can add tension on top of an already intense day. Did you not hear your boss’ phone call? Or did you miss an important phone call from your child? There are many anxious moments in a day in the life of someone struggling with hearing loss.
Social awkwardness. When you have a hard time hearing others, especially in situations with a lot of ambient noise, you may find yourself having a hard time fitting in during social and work situations.
Embarrassment. It can be downright embarrassing to have trouble understanding your colleagues, your boss, an important new client, your best friend, your spouse, and others.
Declining health. There is a potential correlation between hearing loss and dementia – just another reason why it is important to have your hearing checked and tested annually.
How to Get Evaluated for Hearing Loss
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention emphasizes the importance of getting tested for hearing loss to the point where they recommend that every infant age one month or older be tested for hearing. But whether you are 50 weeks or 50 years old, an initial hearing screening is fast, painless and can be completed by your local hearing care professional. Most places like Miracle-Ear offer free evaluations in the store.
How a Hearing Aid Can Come to Your Aid!
Once you have been screened and your hearing care professional has determined if you are experiencing hearing loss, and the type and extent of your hearing loss, relax; the hard part is over. Knowledge is power, and now that you know what has been holding you back from connecting with friends, colleagues, and enjoying life to the fullest, it is time to get fitted for a hearing aid. Once you are fitted for your new hearing aid, you’ll notice a significant change in your overall quality of life.