Thursday, April 12, 2012

Hearing Success Story

Today I saw someone who found hearing aids to be life changing.  She had a significant hearing loss that crept up slowly.  It happened so slowly, she did not know how poor her hearing really was.  One day she realized she was missing out on conversations.  She attended social gatherings, family events and church but felt left out.  She even found it a challenge to talk with store clerks.

For her, feeling isolated from family friends and acquaintances brought her in seeking help.  I give her credit.  It is a big step to recognize that people may not be speaking softly, and that maybe it is your hearing.  Following the evaluation, she was fit with hearing aids. She now enjoys easy conversations and has a more active life.  She is happy to accept invitations to lunch or dinner.  She is aware of things happening around her again.  She knows when someone walks up behind her, or if something falls off the counter.  She can hear birds, traffic and a neighbor calling her over the fence.   She no longer misses the jokes or feels left out. Her hearing aids have become her best friends.

Though getting hearing aids is not life changing for everyone, even subtle improvements in hearing have a positive impact in life.  People are comfortable wearing hearing aids, they are light on the ears and inconspicuous.  Typically people forget they have them on. 

Most people seek hearing help when they realize they are missing things that are important to them.  Sometimes it is difficulty hearing at work, miss hearing the boss is never good.  For others it happens when they have trouble hearing the grandchildren.  Others it is when the volume on the TV becomes too loud for family members (usually it doesn’t sound loud to the person with hearing difficulties).  At times it happens with the loss of spouse who has been the "ears" of the couple.

Whatever the reason or the catalyst that brings someone to our office, each person is treated with respect.  We understand that for some it is stressful.  Know that hearing assessment is easy and painless.  Individual needs and hearing challenges are addressed.  

If it seems people speak softly, mumble or if you miss hear what was said, Act now!  Schedule an appointment.

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Life Sounds Great!  Enjoy Every Moment!
Jane Kukula, AuD
Paula Webster, MA
Board Certified Audiologists
Advanced Audiology Concepts
8897 Mentor Ave
Mentor, Ohio 44060

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