The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders reports that around 28.8 million U.S. adults could benefit from using hearing aids; however, only about one in five actually wears them. In addition, those who do seek treatment wait an average of ten years from when they first start showing symptoms. At Hill Country Audiology, we believe that knowing what sounds you’re missing could encourage you to seek treatment for your hearing loss.
The Summer Sounds You’re Missing
Below are some summer sounds you could be missing out on:
Consider the last time you walked through Louise Hays Park. Could you hear the rustling of the leaves in the trees as the breeze flowed through, the babble of the stream over the rocks or the pitter patter of falling rain? If not, you could have high-frequency hearing loss.
If you have low-frequency hearing loss, you could be missing other sounds that may be beautiful or serve as a warning, like the sound of thunder rolling in from the distance.
When patients get their first set of hearing aids, one common thing we hear from them is, “I can hear the birds chirping again!” If you seek treatment for your hearing loss, you could enjoy the sound of singing birds in the morning and the sound of chirping crickets in the evening once again.
Many people with high-frequency hearing loss, which is the most common type, have trouble making out the voices of women and children. Do you find that you have trouble hearing your grandchildren’s whispered secrets? If so, you could probably benefit from wearing hearing aids.
In the summer months, many people enjoy going on walks and attending classes with their friends. But if you have hearing loss, you may have trouble following along with the jokes and conversations. Hearing aids can help.
Hearing Aids Can Help
There are many shapes, sizes, styles and colors of hearing aids on the market today, some that boast amazing power and others that are barely visible. In addition, many modern hearing aids contain incredible features such as:
- Bluetooth connectivity
- Smartphone compatibility
- Noise reduction
- Automatic programming
- Machine learning
- And more!
For more information on choosing a hearing aid or to schedule an appointment, call Hill Country Audiology today.