“3-2-1…!” While many people count the seconds to a win for their favorite college basketball team, others may be counting their patience with a family member or friend. This time of year basketball fans are talking about college basketball and March Madness, yet for many the term ‘madness’ is not as exciting. In particular, hearing loss sufferers and their loved ones are struggling to effectively communicate. In this blog we will look at the tendency to put off treating hearing loss until frustrations reach their limit and how this can be avoided.
The average new hearing aid wearer admits to having dealt with hearing loss five to seven years prior to getting a hearing evaluation, sometimes even longer. During this time, gradual strains have been put on their abilities and enjoyment in conversing with family and friends, both in-person and on the phone. These individuals may also give in to various coping mechanisms in an attempt to manage their hearing loss including turning their head to favor one ear, listening to TV at loud volumes, utilizing Closed Captioning when watching movies or TV, or even withdrawing from social events. Frustrations typically build for the person with hearing loss as well as their loved ones who wish they would seek proper treatment.
This on-going frustration can be maddening. If you or a loved one is suffering from untreated hearing loss don’t let it get the best of you this March. Put a stop to the ‘madness’ early on and seek care with our complimentary hearing consultation. To do so, simply call us or submit your information on our email message form and we will be in touch within one business day.
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