Thursday, March 1, 2012

Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids

If you are experiencing hearing problems you are not alone. Thirty six million Americans have hearing loss.  It is anticipated that in less than twenty years, 85 million Americans will experience hearing difficulties. One in three people over 60 and half of those over 85 have hearing problems.  It is one of the most common problems facing older adults.

Hearing loss makes it hard to understand words, follow conversations and respond to signals, including doorbells and smoke alarms. Hearing difficulties interfere with relationships, making visits with family and friends challenging. Hearing problems can be physically tiring, frustrating, isolating, embarrassing, dangerous and more.

There are many benefits to using hearing aids.  They restore normal loudness, so one can hear soft talkers and they help clear up mumbled words.  Hearing aid users report it is easy to participate in conversations again.  For many people hearing aids can be life changing in positive ways.

Not only do hearing aids help you to hear better, those who use hearing aids report living a healthy life style.  They are more active and participate in more social gatherings.  They rate themselves with higher self esteem and self confidence then those who don’t use hearing aids.

The sooner you start wearing hearing aids the more likely you will be successful.  Start with a hearing evaluation and see what is available in hearing aids.  You’re likely to be surprised.  Hearing aids work better than ever and are inconspicuous.  Why wait? Get started now!

Watch this video on one of the newest instruments on the market.

Life Sounds Great! Enjoy Every Moment!

Jane Kukula, AuD
Paula Webster, MA

Advanced Audiology Concepts
8897 Mentor Ave
Mentor, Ohio 44060

1 comment:

  1. Yes, hearing aids help people with hearing impairment in more ways than one. Also, a lot of hearing aids these days are made to cater to each user's personal preferences. My aunt has been using a hearing aid for some time now, and she says life has been easier for her with her hearing aid.

    -Rebecca Kavel