Time for new hearing aids

by Rachel Lynch on December 5, 2016

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In the market for new hearing aids?  It may be time to purchase aids or change technology.  The holidays are the perfect time to treat yourself to this medical necessity.

Most hearing aids last 5 to 7 years.  If your aids are past this it may be time to upgrade.  If you feel like your hearing aids are not giving you the clarity you need, newer technology may help as well.  Remember hearing aids only come with a certain amount of repair warranty coverage.  After this, the money that you are spending on repairing old technology could be put towards something new.

Has your hearing gotten worse?  Are the hearing aids you are wearing the appropriate one for you?  Ask your audiologist if your current aids still have room for improvement or adjustments.  If not, new hearing aids may be close in your future.

Has your health changed?  Sometimes changes in health and dexterity can affect the aids you wear.  Maybe you need hearing aids with a bigger battery so you can handle them better.  Maybe you need to change hearing aid styles for better dexterity.

Are you more active or have new hobbies?  Remember the more expensive the hearing aid the better it will work for you in those challenging places you need to hear.  Have you joined more social groups?  Are you still working?  These are all things to consider when purchasing the right hearing aid for you.  Remember you want to hear your best, not just better.

Relationship strain caused by hearing loss

by Rachel Lynch on November 29, 2016

25141-couple-fight-bored-angry-depressed-man-1200w-tnIs your hearing loss causing strain on your relationship?  Many times denial is keeping the person from hearing loss from receiving help with his or her hearing problem.  The spouse or significant other is tired of having to repeat themselves, get the person’s attention, and “hear” for the other person.  This can cause marital strain and resentment on both sides.

Overcoming the denial of hearing loss can help you have a better quality of life even in your personal life.  Research shows that people who wear hearing aids have better communication and satisfaction in their marriage.  Women are communicators who need companionship and daily conversation.  When a husband is not listening, it can cause a feeling of isolation and lack of attention for the woman.  I see this many times in clinic where the spouse says he has “selective hearing” or he doesn’t listen to me or engage in conversation.  But many times, the husband may not be hearing correctly.  The wife may be in the other room trying to have a conversation with someone that has a hearing loss.  Every time the distance from the speaker is doubled, it creates an even harder situation for the listener.

If you are showing signs of hearing loss and your spouse is commenting that you don’t hear get a hearing test.  A hearing test will take around 10 minutes and can help sort any miscommunication in the home.  Happy Hearing!

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