A person waits, on average, seven years from the first signs of hearing difficulties to the time when they seek treatment. Hearing issues can result in stress and mental fatigue as well as increased anxiety and poor job performance. Studies show that untreated hearing loss is associated with cognitive decline and dementia in some patients.
Hearing is so important because:
- You can get more of a conversation
Sometimes people experiencing hearing loss only catch parts of conversations, especially in crowds, loud environments, or when they are not directly looking at the speaker. Imagine how nice it would be to hear a loved one say encouraging words at a distance or in a crowded restaurant.
- You will have more energy
When you struggle to hear, your brain is working overtime to fill in the gaps of the conversation or sometimes just trying to make sense of the world around you. You use your sense of hearing to help you figure out the locations of object in your environment as well as to more effectively follow conversations.
- You can enjoy the music
There are beautiful things to hear around us every day. A hearing device can allow you to experience the nuances and pitch changes in music that we may have been missing. With today’s new technology, many devices can be incorporated with our smartphones and computers so that the audio can be directly streamed in our ears.
- Your relationship will improve
A universal truth in life is that everyone just wants to be understood. When you are able to hear, you will be able to communicate more effectively. This improved communication means fewer arguments and less frustration allowing for more pleasant experiences with those around us.
These are just a few things that people notice when they make the decision to take charge of their hearing. If you’ve been struggling or know someone who has, please don’t hesitate to contact us and make an appointment for a hearing evaluation. A lot can happen in seven years, you don’t want to miss it.