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Make May a Better Hearing Month
Posted by Leslie Frank on May 16, 2014
Each May we celebrate new beginnings such as graduates going on to new adventures, the return of green grass and the sounds of birds chirping. This festive month is important for another reason as well- Better Hearing Month! At this time of year, we reflect on the importance of better hearing and how our many patients have benefited from hearing care.
Yet for many, May is not a month of better hearing. All too often we hear from the children, friends or spouses of individuals that refuse to accept their hearing loss difficulties. These companions reach out to us in hopes of setting an appointment for a free hearing consultation on behalf of their love one, but that person still prefers to not participate. What they are experiencing could be the important, yet easier to ignore, early signs of hearing loss.
These early signs of hearing loss typically include having difficulty comprehending speech in noisy environments, straining to hear conversations on the phone, struggling to listen to music or television at normal levels as well as persistently asking others to repeat themselves. For close friends and family members, these symptoms are quite noticeable. As hearing loss progresses, the symptoms will occur more frequently and severely, ultimately leading to withdrawal from social events.
Make May what it can be for all- a better hearing month! Whether it is yourself experiencing hearing loss or a loved one, take the first step today. To do so, simply call our office or submit your information on our Contact Us page to schedule your free hearing consultation.