We’ve officially reached the holiday season. If you suspect you may have hearing loss but haven’t yet made the commitment to seek treatment, now is the perfect opportunity to do so. Why? Because you don’t want to miss out on all the joyful sounds the season has to offer.
Conversations with Loved Ones
This time of year, you spend more time than ever with friends and family, both close and distant, catching up and swapping stories about your lives from the previous year. It can be hard even for people with normal hearing to be able to converse over the sound of other conversations happening, dishes clanking and music playing. It can be especially challenging for people with untreated hearing loss.
Whether you’re enjoying tunes on the radio, carolers at your door or a holiday show at The Grand, you don’t want to miss out. Most people with hearing loss have trouble hearing higher-frequency sounds, which means you could be comprising your ability to enjoy the high notes if you choose not to seek treatment for your hearing loss.
Is there anything more fun than watching your children or grandchildren tear open the presents you carefully wrapped for them? What about hearing their joy and laughter as they see what lies underneath the paper? Many people with untreated hearing loss have trouble hearing children’s voices. Don’t miss out on their “thank you”s.
Why Should You Seek Treatment?
Not only can hearing aids help you hear these sounds better, they have also been shown to improve your overall quality of life. One study by Dr. Sergei Kochkin found that:
- 75% of patients report at least one area of their life was improved by wearing hearing aids.
- 8 out of 10 hearing aid users are satisfied with the changes that have occurred in their lives due to hearing aids.
- 9 out of 10 patients are projected to experience significant improvements in their quality of life once they experience a 70% reduction in their hearing loss.
To learn more about the benefits of hearing aids or to schedule an appointment with an expert audiologist, call Audiology Center of Maine today.