Hearing Aids to Reconnect with the People You Love

Last update on Jul, 21, 2021

As we’ve learned from so many customers, hearing isn’t just about the conversations and sounds of everyday life. It’s about connecting with the people who are important to you—your family, your friends and your coworkers. Can you relate to any of the following scenarios?

Chatting with a loved one

“My granddaughter was on video chat with me, showing off her twinkling tutu as she twirled across the living room. As she danced, she chattered excitedly about…something. I pulled the tablet screen closer to my face, but it didn’t help. Most of her words sounded like broken strings of syllables. When she asked me a question, I smiled and nodded. I didn’t have the heart to admit I couldn’t hear her sweet words.”

Talking in small groups of people

“I recently met up with some old college friends for coffee. When I entered the café, I was bombarded with sounds: people chatting, beans grinding, music playing. I eventually spotted my friends and sat down. It turned out that Kathy said she had been calling my name for a while. As my friends quickly dove into the conversation, I tried to tune out the sounds of the café — easier said than done! After this experience, I was determined to do something that would get me back into the conversation with my dear friends.”

Communicating in large groups of people

“During our last family get-together, Uncle Joe pulled me aside to share a joke he’d been saving up just for me. If Joe and I had been alone in the room, I would’ve caught every word. But we were surrounded by at least 25 other relatives engaged in multiple conversations. Despite my attempts to read Joe’s lips and facial expressions, I had trouble following the joke — and didn’t even know when he delivered the punch line. I couldn’t tell if the look on Joe’s face was frustration or disappointment.”

At work

“Last week during a meeting at the office, I tried to keep pace with the ping-pong of voices, but it was hard. I could hear Jeremy pretty well, but I struggled with Sarah’s voice. After Donna and her soft voice chimed in on the conference call, I simply tuned out. When Jeremy asked for my thoughts on the client’s latest request, my heart jumped. I tried to act casual as I asked him to summarize what had been said.”

If you relate to any of the scenarios above, it may be time to get your hearing professionally evaluated. If you do have hearing loss, seeking treatment will help will help you get the most out your relationships with loved ones. Ready to take the next step? Schedule an appointment today!

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