“The art of conversation is the art of hearing
as well as of being heard” – William Hazlett
Did you know that hearing loss affects more than 360 million people worldwide?
May is Better Hearing Month, but hearing is an important part of our lives every day. Healthy hearing allows us to communicate effectively, stay socially active and even have positive management of our overall well-being. When we start to have hearing problems, that can cause an increase in difficulty within our lives.
Hearing loss can happen slowly; you may barely notice its impact on your life. But, when you a little closer, you will notice the signs.
- Have you stopped participating in your favorite activities?
- Do you sit out of discussions or miss punchlines of stories and jokes?
- Do you respond inappropriately to questions and conversations?
It’s important to see help when you believe you are having hearing difficulties. Ignoring hearing loss can lead to more harmful health problems. Unaddressed hearing loss can lead to social isolation, anxiety and even depression.
We will be the first to tell you that hearing aids are not a silver bullet that will restore your hearing to its former glory. It’s not uncommon for new users to struggle adjusting to life with hearing aids, or for veteran users to find their hearing has changed, and what once worked great no longer does.
Don’t be discouraged. When you choose Beltone, you got more than just a set of hearing aids. You have a hearing care partner, here to help and guide you along your journey to better hearing.