Is it fun for you to go to dinner with a group of friends or family, or do you struggle to follow the conversation? Do you enjoy sitting on the edge of your seat in a crowded movie theater, clinging to every word of the main character’s beautifully delivered monologue? Does a walk in nature include listening to the sweet sounds of birds chirping in the sky, the wind blowing through the trees and the neighborhood kids playing outside?
If you are suffering from hearing loss, these may be some of the sounds you no longer recognize, or experiences you no longer enjoy. Often a person who is suffering from hearing loss struggles to enjoy the situations they once did. This struggle can become frustrating and can even lead to a lack of participation in once loved events.
The average person suffers with hearing loss for roughly seven years before seeking help, but for many, the wait can be much longer. One of the reasons for the delay is hearing loss is typically a gradual process. Most people don’t experience a sudden event that leads to their hearing loss; instead, it occurs slowly over time. Due to the gradual onset of hearing loss, many people don’t recognize the quantity of sounds they are missing. The ensuing lack of awareness may lead to decreased enjoyment in the activities they once loved.
Individuals who do recognize their hearing loss and begin wearing hearing aids report rediscovering sounds they didn’t realize they had lost. They also find it much easier to enjoy situations they used to love but had stopped participating in due to their hearing difficulties. Their hearing aids open these opportunities back up to them and they are able to experience life again!
Our hearing aid professionals take great pride and satisfaction in helping people rediscover sounds and activities that they haven’t enjoyed in years. If you are ready to start experiencing your life again, this time with the help of hearing aids, please don’t wait! Call or visit our website “contact us” page for more information. Our specialists eagerly await the opportunity to help you as they have helped so many others.
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