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Hearing With Hearing Aids

December 17, 2018

Hearing loss can be an unnerving and uncomfortable experience. It can be frustrating and isolating as well, since no one quite understands what you are going through. Hearing loss gives rise to a host of physiological and mental difficulties. This is why it is important for you to get your hearing tested to see if you can benefit from hearing aids.

Due to the stigma attached to hearing loss, people often deny having a hearing problem for as long as they can. They often pretend to be able to hear, nodding their heads and responding in vague answers to hide the fact that they did not hear any of the conversation. They may try to read their lips or gauge the facial expressions and nonverbals in order to remain a part of the conversation they never heard.

All of the above attempts ultimately end up being very exhausting and frustrating in the long run. Not only do you have to work harder in order to have a simple conversation, you still end up missing out on most of what was said. Over time, people catch on and may begin to avoid having conversations with you, out of fear of constantly having to repeat themselves or shout in order to be heard.

People may move on without you, which can become a very isolating experience in social terms. You may feel left out and begin to avoid social gatherings, which can worsen your mental health and lead to anxiety or depression.

Your spouse may grow distant, as may you children, who might feel unheard and devalued due to the lack of communication between you all. Even your work performance may suffer if you are unable to hear what you need to do.

Your physical health may also take a toll, with increase in blood pressure, diabetes, and even heightened chances of developing dementia. With so much to lose, it would be imprudent not to seek help for your hearing loss.

You can get back your hearing and your quality of life by getting your hearing examined. Hearing aids can help give you your life back and help you stay connected with your friends and loved ones. Talk to a hearing care professional today and see whether you can benefit from getting a new pair of hearing aids.