Whether it’s the first words from our precious grandbabies, the joy of birds singing, the tinkling of a mountain stream, conversations, music of all kinds, the dynamic noise of everyday city life – our ears present the great pleasures of life. However, they are also one of our most vital early warning systems, very useful in detecting oncoming traffic and when asleep too, registering a possible break-in downstairs or a saber-tooth tiger entering the tribal cave. Nearly all of us take these every day and extraordinary things for granted, only becoming fully aware of that wonderful and complex organ - the ear - when things appear to go wrong.
As the song goes, “don’t it always seem to go – that you don’t know what you got till it's gone”. Hearing affects almost every single aspect of our lives. Music, laughter, and conversation – we listen and learn thanks to our ears.
It is not easy admitting that our hearing is not all it used to be. We are usually unaware of it until family and friends point it out. And this is the very moment to do something about it. However, studies show that in the USA people take an average of 7 years after registering the first signs of hearing loss before actually doing something about it. Yet the use of a hearing aid could have significantly improved the quality of life and health over that period.
Hearing loss can be gradual and subtle just as it can be with eyesight. But there is one big difference – there is no stigma attached to wearing glasses!
Don’t go another day missing out.
We would be happy to help you find a hearing aid provider in your area and arrange an appointment for you. Our experts can provide you with more information on hearing loss and the many health benefits of wearing hearing aids.
It is true that the Internet is the go-to place for the best deals on almost anything you can think of. However, there are some things you should not buy online – a hearing aid is one of them.
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Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen have a theory on how to live longer... in 7 easy steps!
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2: DRINK COFFEE: Drinking 3 or 4 cups of coffee a day caused a lower risk of death from any cause. The study included over 973,000 people.
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