About 28.8 million U.S. adults could benefit from using hearing aids, reports the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. Unfortunately, only about 20% of people who could benefit from these devices actually wear them. The audiologists at The Hear Care Center firmly believe that knowing what sounds you’re missing out on can prompt you to seek the treatment you need for your hearing loss.
The Summer Sounds You’re Missing Out On
Some summer sounds you may be missing out on include:
- Nature. When was the last time you walked through Shepard Park? When you did, could you hear the breeze flowing through the trees, the babble of the stream or the patter of raindrops? If you couldn’t, you may have high-frequency hearing loss. If you missed the sound of thunder during the last Florida storm, you could have low-frequency hearing loss.
- Animals. One of the most common things we hear from our newly-treated patients is “I can hear the birds sing again!” When you treat your hearing loss, you can hear the birdsong in the mornings and crickets in the evenings.
- Family. There’s no better time than summer for family get-togethers and barbeques. But if you have high-frequency hearing loss, you may be having trouble hearing the voices of the women and children in your life.
- Friends. The summer months are also a great time to go on walks and attend classes with friends. But hearing loss could prevent you from keeping up with the conversation and following along with the jokes.
Hearing Aids Can Help Improve Your Hearing
Hearing aids work by amplifying noises to a volume you can easily hear. They consist of four main parts to make this happen:
- The microphone picks up sounds in your environment.
- The processor amplifies sounds to the exact specifications your hearing loss requires.
- The receiver delivers the amplified sound to your ears.
- The battery powers the device.
Today’s devices also boast amazing features such as:
- Bluetooth connectivity
- Smartphone compatibility
- Noise reduction
- Automatic programming
- Machine learning
- And more!
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call The Hear Care Center today.