Listen Up: It’s Time to Confront Your Hearing Loss
It can be easy to ignore hearing loss. You can quickly blamehearing problems on noisy environments, quiet talkers or pronunciation/accentbarriers. If these excuses are becomingthe norm, rather than the exception, it may be time to confront yourhearing loss and take action to improve it.
“Areyou having problems hearing? If so, those around you already know it. Hearingloss is no laughing matter, so don't be a punchline.”
- Leslie Nielsen, hearing-impaired lateactor and hearing health advocate
It’s true: the peoplearound you may already suspect that your hearing has declined – even before youfully realize it. Here are some sure signs that you may not be experiencinglife in the same ways other people are:
· Constant need to have discussions repeated foryou
· Increase in times you make a joke out of hearingthings incorrectly
· Continual requests from others to turn down thevolume on the television or radio
· Miscommunications leading to date confusions,missed events, etc.
· Complete lack of response to other people thatis viewed by others as rudeness
· Feelings of isolation
The good news is that today’shearing aids can be completely invisible or barely visible, allowing you torestore sound to your life without making it obvious that you need hearing assistance(if that is your major concern).
Hearing loss is nothing to be ashamed of; it’s time to stopignoring it. If you or a loved one is experiencing hearing loss in Pensacola,FL, contact the hearing specialists at Reisberg Institute by calling (850) 476-0700or visiting our website to arrange a hearingaid evaluation.