New Year, New Ears!

Jan 12, 2022 | Blog

3 reasons why better hearing should be a top priority for you, your health, and your life this New Year and every year.

Reason 1: Family and Friends.

Of the 5 senses God gave us, only hearing and the changes that come with hearing loss affect everyone in our life as much or more than they affect us personally. When hearing loss is denied or ignored, it sets the stage for frustration, avoidance of things, people, and places that enrich our lives. Simply stated, what appears as a little problem begins to rob us of quality of life and the joys we enjoyed, and it hurts those we care about.

Reason 2: Quality of life.

Helen Keller, the noted blind and deaf hero who overcame so much to become a beacon of light and hope to the world said that if she were given the choice between sight and hearing she would chose hearing. Why? Because “when you lose your vision, you lose contact with things; when you lose your hearing, you lose contact with people.” When you have hearing loss, many times the simple pleasures of entertainment and drama from TV and movies become impossible to follow and enjoy. Conversations in noisy places become difficult; people sound as if they mumble. It’s interaction with people that brings and keeps the warmth, care, and love in our lives, and when that is diminished so is your quality of life.

Reason 3: Your health.

Years ago when you had surgery, the doctors kept you in bed for weeks to heal. Now days immediately after surgery, they have you moving non-stop. Why? Your body is not a compilation of parts, but a whole unit functioning together and controlled by a fantastic computer called the brain. A recent study by John Hopkins University found that those with untreated hearing loss were more than twice as likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer’s than those who didn’t. You can find and read the study here. While the exact links are yet to be defined and further studies underway, it appears that defective signals from the ears to the brain may cause confusion and instability. Years ago, our generation had a statement we used for food, computers, personal knowledge and many other things. “Garbage in, garbage out”. It appears that is still true today in more ways than we ever considered. In summary, our three reasons to make Better Hearing a critical priority this year are:

Family, friends, and yourself. Quality of life. Your Health Contact us today to start the journey to recovery and retention of your hearing and all the benefits that come with it.