CAN LEAD TO MORE DIFFICULTIES
Hearing Instruments Are More Discreet Than Hearing Loss
Can you hear the sound of:
A bird singing in the garden?
Your sister’s voice on the phone?
A car’s turn signal?
Friends’ conversation at a favorite restaurant?
Your neighbors’ knock on your front door?
A child’s giggle?
The theme song to your favorite TV show?
In 90 percent of all cases, hearing loss occurs because the delicate hair cells in the inner ear are irreparably broken or do not otherwise function properly. This means that the brain does not receive all the sounds and frequencies it needs to provide a complete soundtrack. It is like removing all the high keys on a piano and asking somebody to play a well-known melody. Even with only six or seven keys missing, the melody might be difficult to recognize and simply wouldn’t sound right.
Hearing instruments are more discreet than hearing loss
Long gone are the days when hearing instruments were large, obvious and embarrassing. Just like computers and cellular telephones from a decade ago, hearing instruments are now much smaller and offer amazing technological performance.
In fact, the technology and cosmetics of modern hearing instruments make wearing them far more discreet than having to ask another person to repeat their question, unintentionally ignoring them or pretending you have heard them only to give the wrong answer.
Untreated hearing loss has many consequences
Living with untreated hearing loss means difficulties in conversations with others, social gatherings, and perhaps lost performance at work.
You may suffer side effects from hearing loss such as:
Sadness and depression
Worry and anxiety
Less social activity
Emotional turmoil and insecurity
By not seeking help for your hearing loss, you are missing out on enjoying all that life has to offer.
April 25, 2013