Does she not engage with conversations like she used to? Maybe she’s not as quick to laugh? Perhaps she looks at you more intently when you’re talking? These are common signs of hearing loss. She might not even realize she’s pulling away from her life. And it takes, on average, seven years for someone to seek treatment once they do suspect they have a hearing loss. Maybe she just needs a nudge in the right direction.
Better Hearing, Better Life
The benefits of seeking hearing care go far beyond better hearing. Results from a study released by the National Council on Aging found that hearing aid users reported:
- Improved relationships at home
- Improved relationships with children and grandchildren
- Improved self-esteem
- More willingness to get out and enjoy life
- Improved abilities in their chosen recreational activities
- A better life overall
Modern, Invisible Technology
If that weren’t enough, the traditional barriers to seeking hearing care — being seen as needing a hearing aid, for example — are a thing of the past. Today’s technology is not only practically invisible, but it also works seamlessly and continuously with the environment to maximize the wearer’s experience no matter where they go. Today’s hearing devices can even be adjusted using a smartphone!
Contact us today to schedule your mom’s hearing evaluation!
Seniors Research Group. The Consequences of Untreated Hearing Loss in Older Persons. https://www.ncoa.org/wp-content/uploads/NCOA-Study-1999.pdf. Accessed Feb. 22, 2018.