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Most people would agree that keeping yourself healthy is incredibly important in order to experience life to the fullest.

Fundamental things such as; eating right, exercising 3-4 times per week, getting plenty of sleep, and drinking water are all widely recognized key components of both physical and mental health.

When all of these things are done in conjunction with each other, they combine to help make you the best version of yourself and allow you to do certain things you would otherwise be unable to do.

But did you know there are other crucial parts of health and well being that are often neglected because they are misunderstood in terms of how dramatically they affect day-to-day life?

One element that stands among the most commonly overlooked is hearing health.

Many people don’t take hearing health seriously because they don’t understand the broad stroke impact it can have on their overall health.

Hearing is often considered a second-rate sense, especially when compared to vision.

As a result, people with hearing loss may delay the decision to seek hearing help because they are unaware of the fact that receiving early treatment for hearing loss has the potential to literally transform their lives.

In fact, a study conducted by the National Council on the Aging found that hearing aids are clearly associated with improvements in the social, emotional, psychological, and physical well being of people with hearing loss in all hearing loss categories from mild to severe.

Specifically, hearing loss treatment was shown to improve:

  • Earning power
  • Communication in relationships
  • Intimacy and warmth in family relationships
  • Ease in communication
  • Emotional stability
  • Sense of control over life events
  • Perception of mental functioning
  • Physical health
  • Group social participation

And just as importantly hearing loss treatment was shown to reduce:

  • Discrimination toward the person with the hearing loss
  • Hearing loss compensation behaviors (i.e. pretending you hear)
  • Anger and frustration in relationships
  • Depression and depressive symptoms
  • Feelings of paranoia
  • Anxiety
  • Social phobias
  • Self-criticism


If you are someone with a mild, moderate or severe hearing loss, who is still undecided as to whether or not to seek treatment, we would urge you to consider all the benefits above.

Here at Woodard, our slogan is “Amplify Your Life” and to us, this is more than just a clever catchphrase, it‘s something we take seriously and something that helps guide all we do.

We firmly believe that you should be able to live the life you desire to live and we want to help you do that by removing at least one potentially significant barrier.

If life has grown dull and quiet, the time for change in now. It truly is time to Amplify Your Life!

We refuse to settle for less than the best and we hope you will do the same.