|Posted by Angela Graves, AuD on May 20, 2019 at 11:40 AM|
It seems like there is a month for everything! Why do we need a whole month to think about better hearing? Considering that people wait an average of seven years to do something to improve their hearing after they know they have a problem, maybe having a month to pay some attention to this vital sense… makes sense.
Hearing has an impact on every aspect of our lives. Seriously, from basic safety (back up beepers on trucks), to daily communication (What’s for dinner?), to relaxation (sounds of nature), to higher learning (lectures, conferences, Bible study), most of us rely on hearing to get the job done. Untreated hearing loss can unleash any number of atrocities. We could get hit by a truck or, have to eat Brussel sprouts!
In the face of such looming disaster, why do people wait so long to correct hearing loss? There are a hundred reasons ranging from vanity to denial to economics. But I believe the ONE reason people put off seeking care is lack of education.
Vanity: Today’s hearing devices are smaller than they have ever been. Nine times out of ten, they are totally inconspicuous. Come take a look.
Denial: You don’t know what you don’t know. A hearing test is absolutely pain free and will prove someone right!
Economics: How much is it worth? Is better hearing worth $2.34 a day? Message us here and we’ll share with you our direct cost comparison sheet between owning a car and owning hearing aids.