Prioritize Better Hearing in the New Year!

2023 is nearly here and for those who subscribe to new years resolutions, this is often a time to reevaluate our priorities. For many they may want to invest deeper in their interests or hobbies, while others may want to improve their relationships. It’s also often a time to commit to improved health in the form of regular exercise, improved diet and addressing progressing health conditions before they escalate to a point of impacting our lives. 

Hearing loss is one of the most common conditions affecting people of all ages in the United States. However, the risk goes up significantly as we age. One in three people over the age of 65 struggle with hearing loss and this statistic jumps to half of all people 75 and older. Understanding that the likelihood of hearing loss increases for us as we age, it’s time to act. The sooner you address a hearing loss the more you are likely to prevent many dangerous side effects, which can stand between us and our new year’s resolutions. This new year we urge you to start the year off right with a hearing exam!

Investing in Your Relationships with Improved Hearing

Hearing loss often progresses slowly over years. You may not even know it’s there before it’s already impacting those in your life. They may mistake your hearing loss as you not paying attention, you appear disinterested and seeming detached or disinterested. This can impact your relationships over years. Hearing loss is in most cases irreversible, meaning that it will only get worse, and so will the rifts in your relationships. However, when you act this new year and address a hearing loss, you can start to bridge distances between the people you love. The first step of course is to schedule a hearing exam.

Investing in Hobbies and Interests

When your relationships struggle it can impact how you feel about yourself. Humans are social creatures and connecting with others often help us feel like a part of something bigger than us. Affirmation and love from others can also improve how we feel about ourselves which in turn can boost our independence and sense of self. With improved hearing we not only improve our relationships, but our sense of self and likeliness to try new things. 

Have you been wanting to start a new hobby, pursue new interests or travel to new places? When you treat your hearing, you will most likely feel sure you will be able to communicate clearly and be more aware of your surroundings. If you’ve been wanting to dive into new projects and have been struggling to get started, a hearing loss may be the cause. Address your hearing loss this year to further invest in new adventures and interests.

Investing in your Health

We hear to communicate, but our hearing does far more than that. When you struggle to hear it can impact our ability to navigate spaces. We hear with two ears, also known as binaural hearing, to help us identify the location of sounds. We can detect the direction of sounds as well as their proximity and approaching speed. Out in the world when we are navigating with compromised hearing it can affect our likeliness to be prepared for unexpected noises which can act as warning signs and help us react in an appropriate time to keep us safe. Those with untreated hearing loss are more likely to suffer falls or accidents which could lead to hospitalizations. When we are younger, we heal faster, but as we age, a tumble could lead to serious issues which can be difficult to bounce back from. This year one way you can invest in your health and ability to stay active is to schedule a hearing exam.

Treating Hearing Loss

Want to improve your relationships, invest in new experiences and support your overall health? This year a great way to check all these boxes is to invest in hearing treatment. The most common treatment is hearing aids- tiny electronic devices which sit in the ear and help to amplify the sounds we struggle with. This year, we urge you to discover what a whole new world of enhanced hearing can do for you. Contact us now to get started!