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A New Approach to 'Normal' Hearing
Posted by William A. Kent, BC-HIS on May 15, 2015
Losing any of your senses is not an exciting realization to encounter and we understand. Whether it's losing your hearing or vision, it can be rather costly to restore daily functioning of either sense. For hearing loss, the month of May marks a special time of year as the journey to better hearing is celebrated in Better Hearing Month. Yet, while this is a very worthy celebration, it doesn't build awareness for one of the biggest reasons more individuals choose not to address their hearing loss symptoms in a timely fashion. This reason is the embarrassment or shame associated with not having 'normal' hearing often felt by millions of Americans - nearly 40 million - who report hearing loss difficulties but haven't actively sought help. In fact, one of the most powerful statistics from the Better Hearing Institute is that 65% of those under 65 years old are encountering some degree of hearing loss. As you can see from these astonishing statistics, there is nothing abnormal about having hearing loss in our lives.
Our objective as hearing care professionals is to help remove this stigma around hearing loss that prevents so many from accepting this condition and taking simple actions to seek a solution. For those who had a hearing evaluation or screening and may have been told their results fall below the range of normal hearing, we want to present that information in a more positive light. Rather than implying that those with hearing loss symptoms are not 'normal', we prefer to recognize that everyone is susceptible to hearing loss and the good news is there are many easy-to-use solutions available. The majority of those who have opted for a solution with hearing aid technology have been delighted not only by the help in restoring their hearing, but how it has helped make other technology, i.e. iPhone, more exciting with wireless streaming capabilities. Satisfaction evidence in hearing aid technology can be found all over the internet and social media. Many unsolicited patient testimonials may be found on our website from patients with hearing challenges just like you.
If you or someone you know is dealing with hearing loss difficulties, don't delay taking action any longer. In our aim to debunk the concept that losing your hearing is not 'normal', we want those with hearing loss to feel confident that they are part of the majority and are experiencing a very common condition. Like any change in our lives, accepting the situation is the biggest hurdle. Hearing loss is no different, but the great news is that you are not alone and we are ready to help with a free consultation. Simply submit your information on our Contact Us page or call our office during business hours to get started.