It’s coming. 2011 is almost over and 2012 is on its way. As the new year approaches, it’s a great time to begin the journey toward better hearing. Here are four great reasons to start today:
- If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it. A common phenomenon, especially among those who let their hearing loss go untreated, is called phonemic regression. Simply put, phonemic regression is when we find a loss of speech discrimination that isn’t proportional to the person’s pure tone thresholds. The most common symptom of this is being able to hear that someone is speaking but simply not being able to understand what is being said, something we call a Sound Void. This is a very frustrating situation, as the problem is not a simple matter of volume. In some cases, phonemic regression could have been prevented simply by wearing hearing aids earlier.
- Keep your brain sharp! In February, John’s Hopkins University released a startling study that linked untreated hearing loss to the development of dementia in elderly populations. While the exact nature of this link remains a bit of a mystery, it is well known that social isolation contributes to dementia. One of the biggest contributing factors to this kind of isolation is the inability to hear well enough to enjoy getting out and being active.
- New technology provides superior sound quality and satisfaction. The king of hearing aids is no longer that big ear plug that your father or grandfather wore (or refused to wear, as the case may have been). There are many styles available for nearly every budget that are designed to treat nearly every type of hearing loss. The possibilities are all but endless, and so is our ability to help people with many different kinds of hearing loss.
- Better hearing has never been easier! Our ultimate goal as hearing professionals is to reintroduce you to a world of sounds that you haven’t been hearing. Our Service Excellence Guarantee provides you with peace of mind knowing that we’ll have your back and make sure that you get the full value of your investment in better hearing. We offer a 75-day trial period, well beyond the 30 days required by state law, with a 100% refund if you’re not completely satisfied. We also offer extended warranties, in-office repairs and service, manufacturer repair if needed, and a wealth of knowledge to customize hearing solutions for every patient, all as part of our Service Excellence Guarantee. We will support you every step along your journey to better hearing.
To start your journey toward better hearing, call us to schedule an appointment for a hearing test. Through our 4-step process, we’ll learn about you and your better hearing goals, examine your ears for any defects or blockages, diagnose your hearing loss, and show you what we can do to help you hear better. Don’t wait to hear what you’ve been missing! Early treatment can make all the difference!