Let’s face it. We make decisions regarding our health and lifestyle choices everyday. Whether it is the food we consume, the physical exercise we do or don’t do, smoking, alcohol use, and even our social interaction, all affect our well being. Although there are many health decisions we engage in, our hearing ability is major. Interaction with our family, friends and community can suffer due to hearing challenges. If you or someone you love is delaying the decision to purchase hearing aids, consider this. You are investing in your quality of life when you invest in hearing aids.
The following is an article I would like to share with you, found on starkey.com.
How will a hearing aid improve my quality of life?
“Treatment of hearing loss has been shown to improve:
- Communication in relationships
- Intimacy and warmth in family relationships
- Ease in communication
- Earning power
- Sense of control over your life
- Social participation
- Emotional stability
Hearing aids can provide valuable benefits to improve your quality of life in a number of important ways. They can help you to:
Hear better in situations that are important to you – Fully participate with family, friends and co-workers again.
Stay connected – Hearing loss can lead to isolation and depression. With hearing aids, you can connect with the world and regain your quality of life.
Avoid becoming a burden to those around you – Wearing a hearing aid can be a courtesy to others, reducing frustration and eliminating the need for them to raise their voices or repeat things to you.
Identify speech in noise – Hearing aids can improve the brain’s ability to process speech when there is competing background noise, like in a restaurant or crowd. Hearing aid technology continues to improve and hearing better in noise is a primary focus of the current hearing aid technology.
Stay sharp – Hearing loss contributes to reductions in cognitive and communication abilities — it can even be misdiagnosed as dementia. Hearing aids can help improve your abilities, keeping you on top of your game.
Be alert to what’s happening around you – Hearing enables you to sense alarms, sirens, traffic, telephones, doorbells and other important signals at home, work and in the community.
Work longer and earn more – Studies clearly demonstrate that untreated hearing loss can impact your success on the job, with even a mild hearing loss reducing earning potential. Using hearing aids can help you communicate successfully on the job so you maintain your productivity, professional standing and income.”
Stay connected and confident. Make that investment in YOU!
Scott Erickson, Owner, Ears 2 U Hearing Aid Services