Posted on Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Hearing Health Revolution

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Modern health practices have enabled baby boomers to live more active and fuller lives. The plethora of science, nutrition, and fitness information has advanced to allow individual health practices to become more personal and efficient. These advances combined with the awareness of today’s savvy older Americans means that a hearing health revolution is on its way! Just take it from David Hill, whose experience with hearing aids changed his life.

You often hear in the news the words “a new definition of aging.” For some people this isn’t just a catchy phrase, but a way they have decided to live their lives. These health conscious people are meeting the challenges of aging, recognizing the importance of whole body health—that the body is a system that needs to work together--by embracing modern health technologies, including hearing aids.

In today's blog post active and savvy senior David Hill tells People Hearing better about his experience with Audiology Experts and his first day with his new hearing aids.

The day my audiologist fit my hearing aids on was one I'll never forget. It was early in the afternoon. I hadn't expected any big changes with my new hearing aids, but when I left the office I instantly noticed the difference. It was like waking from a long and muffled dream. The traffic whooshed by, birds sung in the trees, and crickets chirped in the grass.

I hadn’t realized the world of sounds had receded so far from me. Shaking off the muffled earmuffs gave me an instant sense of freedom and a need to engage more, take in more. I had a few hours to kill before a meeting I was scheduled to attend later that night, so I stopped by a tool store to browse.

I was able to hear other customers clearly in the aisle one over from where I was shopping. A clerk asked if I needed any help in finding anything. Instead of my normal trying to figure out what he was saying, the conversation was free and easy. I was able to get his help to find a tool that I had been previously frustrated trying to find on my own.

When it was almost time to head to the club meeting, I stopped by a friend's house. We’d planned to carpool. He was washing his car when I arrived, and I was able to carry on a conversation with him from the sidewalk 30 or 40 feet away. It was only my first day with hearing aids, but already I was feeling like a new man!

That night, we had a catered dinner before the meeting. Usually these kinds of things are a bit stressful, as I often miss what is being said. We were seated at large round tables that could seat 8 or 10 people, and I was a little worried as it was still my first day with hearing aids.

The speaker for the evening was seated across from me, and to my surprise and delight I was able to hear him easily. I made eye contact with him and began to ask him questions. I had a very interesting discussion with him. I would have never done that before hearing aids!

Today's savvy generation of older Americans realize they can live a fuller life by embracing better aging practices. If you'd like to learn how you can get back in on the action, see your hearing health provider. If you need help finding a hearing health provider click HERE to be connected with the largest network of trusted hearing health professionals in the nation!

*Patient testimonials may have been edited for ease of reading.

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