In life, we often take action as the result of what are known as “indicators”.
Indicators are a pre-cursor to an event or occurrence and they usually follow a specific pattern.
For example, if you are planning on going for a walk and you see heavy, dark clouds moving in, you will probably bring along an umbrella.
Clouds are a good indicator that it is going to rain.
You know this because over the course of your life, you have never seen it rain when the sky was totally clear. It rains when it is cloudy. You don’t need to know anything about meteorology to figure this out. The pattern is there and it can be trusted.
When storm clouds show up, odds are it’s going to rain.
Likewise, did you know that there is one VERY consistent indicator of hearing loss?
In the same way that dark clouds usually lead to rain, being unable to hear the television is the most common initial sign of hearing loss.
Often, people with hearing loss that aren’t yet aware of it will turn up the television to room rattling volumes.
If they are watching TV alone, then they won’t notice the jet-plane like decibel levels and because of this it will take someone else, usually a spouse, to raise the issue.
So, if a friend or family member has suggested to you that you have the television turned up beyond a normal volume, the first thing to do is to come in for a hearing test.
If it is determined that you do indeed having hearing loss, the good news is there is help.
Due to some amazing technological advances, modern hearing aids are both incredibly discreet and highly effective.
Here are just few examples of some of the benefits you can expect from hearing aids
- The signal processing strategy of hearing aids focuses on making speech audible in all situations
- Hearing aids are equipped with directional microphones, speech enhancers, and feedback cancellation to help in places like crowded restaurants
- Modern hearing aids are made to focus on speech, so you won’t feel like you are always missing out on the conversation.
And returning to our original problem…
Hearing aids can be paired with assistive listening devices so you can enjoy your favorite shows and movies without the volume being so loud that it wakes the neighbors.
One of these assistive listening devices is called TV-DEX and it streams high quality with no delay straight to your hearing aids.
The results of a recent study completed by Dr. Francis Kuk showed that the TV-DEX had significantly better sound quality than many other assistive listening devices. It also showed improved speech understanding during TV viewing environment.
What this means is that if you are suffering from hearing loss, you don’t have to miss out on life.
Today is the day to pay attention to the indicators and move towards a positive change.
We refuse to settle for less than the best and we hope you will do the same.