Having a reduction in hearing can be a frustrating experience. Not only can it be difficult to understand people who are speaking clearly right in front of you, but talking on the telephone can be rendered next to impossible. Enjoying social occasions or venues with music playing can also be quite difficult. If you have hearing loss and are on the fence about getting hearing aids, there are benefits to taking advantage of this technology that you may not have previously considered. Call the office of Daniel J. Leeman, MD, today to learn more about hearing aids!
Discreet and Comfortable Aids
Some people shy away from even considering hearing aids because a grandparent or other elderly relative had huge, obvious aids. They may have also heard complaints that they were heavy, sweaty and uncomfortable. With today’s technology, most hearing aids are very small, light and comfortable. Some are so small they cannot be seen at all when inserted.
Better Interpersonal Relationships
It can be difficult to engage with others if you are constantly struggling to understand what they are saying. This is especially a problem if the person speaking is shy and won’t look you directly in the face while speaking or if they don’t move their lips very much to give you clues. You may not even realize this is happening. If you’ve always wondered why your bashful niece doesn’t speak much, but it may be because you don’t often understand her when she does and she is too shy to speak louder or make eye contact. Hearing aids can make everyone easier to understand, allowing relationships to blossom.
The Ability to Take Advantage of Technology
In today’s world, almost everyone is using video calling on Facebook and Skype. Voicemail is another integral part of communication. If you struggle to use these technologies or cannot use them at all, you may feel left out. With hearing aids, you will be able to use these services to your advantage in your professional and personal lives. Old friends will no longer have to rely on emails or physical letters to keep in touch, and your business matters will happen much more quickly and easily if you can reliably decipher your voicemail.
Better Safety at All Times
If you suffered hearing loss later in life, it’s possible you have never received any special instructions at all. In case of an emergency, not being able to hear instructions could be a harrowing ordeal. Not hearing a siren or being unable to tell which direction it is approaching from could cause a nasty accident. Even missing the flight attendant’s safety instructions on commercial airlines could be a huge concern if an emergency happens. Even crossing the street could be hazardous if you cannot hear an approaching vehicle or the safe-to-walk chime. Hearing aids can allow you to handle yourself and act appropriately.
Hearing aids offer up a lot of benefits that can affect your personal and professional lives. If you have hearing loss and think you may be ready to explore aids, contact our office today to schedule an appointment.