Posted on Friday, August 31, 2012

Hearing Aids Make a Big Difference

Man on golf court races for a better life with hearing aids.

The separation those with hearing loss experience from the outside world increases stress, depression, and can have a profound impact on the way the mind works. It is no surprise then that people fitted with hearing aids often experience great relief and joy. Such was the case with David Hill, who wrote his audiologist at Audiology Experts to describe his amazing experiences on his first day with hearing aids.

The day you fit my hearing aids on was one I'll never forget. It was early in the afternoon. I hadn't expected any big changes on my first day with my new hearing aids, but upon leaving the office I noticed the chirps of birds and the whoosh of traffic from a nearby street.

I walked to the parking lot feeling as if I had awoken from a long muffled dream.

I was scheduled to attend a club meeting later in the evening, so I had several hours to kill. I stopped by a tool store to browse for a while. 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 and the conversation was free and easy. I was able to get help finding a tool that I had been previously frustrated trying to find on my own.

People often don't realize the wonderful array of sounds that are missing from their lives until they reconnect with life through the use of hearing aids.

It was almost time to head to the club meeting. I stopped by a friend's house, since we were planning 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!

Communication is an essential human need, but it also provides stimulation to parts of the brain that can atrophy without auditory signals.

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!

Thank you, Mr. Hill, for sharing this wonderful and inspiring hearing health story. It is the hope of People Hearing Better that your success will encourage someone else with hearing loss to make an appointment with their audiologist and reconnect with their world today!

If you'd like to learn more, 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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