If you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for your loved one in Dallas this year, we can’t tell you exactly what to buy (though we can offer advice about what not to buy; a vacuum cleaner is never a great idea). When it comes to finding that perfect present for your family, think outside the gift box this year. If you have hearing loss, the best gift you can give your family (not to mention yourself) this holiday season is hearing.
Recognizing the Symptoms of Hearing Loss
How common is hearing loss?
Hearing loss affects about one out of five people in Dallas to some degree.
Can hearing aids help?
There is no cure for hearing loss, but luckily, about 90 percent will benefit from wearing hearing aids.
How important is early treatment?
Early treatment is key; the sooner you are fitted with hearing aids, the better your quality of life will be. But because hearing loss develops gradually, many aren’t even aware of their condition. Learn to spot the signs of hearing loss, which include:
What do people with undiagnosed hearing loss have in common?
- Frequently saying “what?” and asking people to repeat themselves.
- Complaining that other people mumble when they speak.
- Having trouble holding a conversation over background noise.
- Watching TV or listening to music with the volume turned high.
- Difficulty hearing high-pitched sounds, such as women’s voices.
But Will Hearing Aids Really Help?
If you have been reluctant to try hearing aids, there are plenty of reasons to wear them. They work by amplifying sounds, enabling you to better understand others in a variety of settings.
How do hearing aids help with concentration?
Hearing aids reduce “listening fatigue” and allow you to participate in more of your favorite social activities. They’ll help improve your memory and concentration and lower your risk of experiencing many associated physical, social and psychological health problems.
Are patients satisfied with their results?
Without a doubt, hearing aids will improve your quality of life; don’t take our word for it—90 percent of users report high satisfaction levels. There is evidence that hearing aids will improve your life in many areas, including:
- Emotional health
- Mental ability
- Physical health
- Relationships at home
- Relationships at work
- Social life
- Feelings about yourself
- Sense of independence
- Sense of safety
- Sense of humor
- Overall ability to communicate more effectively in most situations
Contact us with any questions!
If that’s not enough to convince you of the many benefits of wearing hearing aids bring, then you’re a real Grinch! Speak with an audiologist in Dallas today to learn more about hearing aids, and prepare to give your family the best present they could ever ask for this year!