Far too often we learn about individuals that had put off seeking care for their hearing loss difficulties for several years. The biggest reason that most share for this delay is fear of admitting to having an impairment and signs of old age. Yet, both couldn’t be further from the truth. This Halloween season we want to clear the air about those misconceptions and help those in need of hearing care to no longer be spooked about seeking treatment.
According to the Better Hearing Institute, nearly 40 million Americans, of all ages, are living with hearing loss. That’s a significant percentage of the total population! If you or a loved one are one of those 40 million you are not alone and there is nothing to be embarrassed about. In fact, hearing loss should be viewed in the same frame as vision loss, no pun intended. Losing one’s eyesight is a normal part of the aging process for many and occurs slowly over time.
Additionally, the myth and perception of using hearing aid technology as an admission of old age has been long dispelled. Today’s hearing aid technology is highly sophisticated in it’s ability to allow users to hear more comfortably in conversations as well as sync their media and mobile devices for direct audio streaming. With these new features most users feel empowered in their active lives and boast of being more tech savvy through the wireless streaming capabilities.
This Halloween, and in the rest of the year, make sure to not let the idea of treating hearing loss spook you. If you or a loved one are encountering symptoms of hearing loss, our nation-wide network of hearing professionals are ready to help through a free consultation.