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Signs that hearing loss is becoming a problem


Hearing problems are most often associated with aging, but more than 18 million Americans with hearing loss are younger than 65 and that number is growing. Hearing loss can progress at a slow rate, so that you may not realize it is happening, but early detection is key!  Untreated hearing loss has been tied to social isolation, depression, a number of other health conditions and an overall reduced quality of life. The earlier hearing loss is detected and treated the less impact it will have on a person’s communication. This is especially critical in children whose speech and language skills are still developing.

Some symptoms of hearing loss you should look out for include:
• People are always mumbling
• You have trouble following group conversations
• You often misunderstand someone you cannot see
• You find it difficult to talk on the phone
• You avoid noisy restaurants

If you have been experiencing any of the above, consider making an appointment with a hearing specialist for a free hearing test. Your peace of mind will be restored when you know more about what is going on with your health.
Call (888) 522-9488 to set up your free hearing exam.

 

Help a loved one regain their quality of life


Watching a loved one struggle with hearing loss can be difficult when they are often the last to notice the problem. Friends and loved ones will realize they are constantly asked to repeat or raise the volume on the TV, but convincing someone they should seek help for hearing loss is a challenge. Hearing loss is stigmatized as a problem of the elderly, despite that being very untrue, it is very difficult for someone to admit they may have a problem they think makes them look “old.” Treating hearing loss early on can prevent the onset of additional health problems and emotional distress and get them feeling confidant again. You will be surprised at the improvement in your loved one’s personal relationships when they can easily respond and converse again. They will rediscover many delights that they didn’t know they were missing, like the sound of rain falling or birds singing.

Some signs you should look out for:

• They frequently ask you to repeat.
• The volume they watch TV at is uncomfortable for others.
• They blame their inability to understand on you mumbling.
• You’ve noticed they withdraw or isolate themselves in social situations, so they don’t have to struggle to hear.
• They frequently miss the doorbell or telephone ring.

Ways you can advocate for them to seek help, without pushing them to wait longer:

Do some research. It’s easy to say, “You need a hearing aid.” But a lot more goes into buying one than you may know. Learn about types of hearing loss and the options available to help. It’s tough to understand what they are going through if you don’t know the basics of hearing loss.

Be open to talk about it, but don’t constantly push it. Try not to share all your research with them at once. That can be overwhelming and scary. They need to accept their hearing loss first before they will be ready for a big discussion. Let them come to you, even if it takes time!

Be on their side. When they are ready to talk about hearing loss do not be accusatory, talk with them, not at them.

Patience is key! You can occasionally suggest they get their hearing checked, particularly at times you find they are making excuses about their hearing loss, like, “The kids always mumble.” If they get defensive, drop the subject and bide your time. You can’t drag them into the office for a hearing test or force them to wear their hearing aids; they need to accept it on their own time!

 

You don’t have to struggle in silence.


So much depends on sound. Your career. Your responsibilities. Your relationships. It’s your connection to world, and losing it is devastating. If you’re experiencing symptoms of hearing loss, let us help you. Call (888) 522-9488 to set up your free hearing exam.

Help a loved one regain their quality of life


If you have a loved one with a hearing impairment, catching it early on can prevent the onset of additional health problems and emotional distress and get them feeling confidant again. You will be surprised at the improvement in your loved one’s personal relationships when they can easily respond and converse again. They will rediscover many delights that they didn’t know they were missing, like the sound of rain falling or birds singing.

Hearing Loss Impacts Every Part of Your Life

Hearing loss is an invisible disability that is difficult to understand if you aren’t experiencing it. It can affect every aspect of your life from work to relationships to your health and safety. So much of daily life depends on communication, when you chose to ignore your hearing loss you are doing a great disservice to yourself and those around you.

Family

Family

Your husband’s corny jokes. Your granddaughter’s piano recital. Your baby’s first words. Sounds you shouldn’t have to miss.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

The birds chirping in your garden. Your golf club hitting a hole-in-one. Your favorite hymn at church. Sounds you shouldn’t have to miss.

safety

Safety

The timer beeping on the stove. The dogs barking behind the fence. The sirens in the middle of the night. Sounds you shouldn’t have to miss.

Family

Family

Your husband’s corny jokes. Your granddaughter’s piano recital. Your baby’s first words. Sounds you shouldn’t have to miss.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

The birds chirping in your garden. Your golf club hitting a hole-in-one. Your favorite hymn at church. Sounds you shouldn’t have to miss.

safety

Safety

The timer beeping on the stove. The dogs barking behind the fence. The sirens in the middle of the night. Sounds you shouldn’t have to miss.

How Hearing Loss Affects Your Health

How Hearing Loss Affects Your Health

Hearing loss can harm more than just your ears.

Why Hearing Loss Occurs

Why Hearing Loss Occurs

It happens to everyone – But why?

Hearing Lab Can Help

Choosing to do something about your hearing loss is a big step. Hearing Lab has been in business for nearly 70 years, helping people rediscover the sounds they’ve been missing is our passion. Call (888) 522-9488 or click to set up your free hearing exam.

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