Making a positive difference in the lives of those with hearing impairment
Washington, DC, November 17, 2014 — Addressing hearing loss isn’t just about what you hear — it’s about how you feel and function, says the Better Hearing Institute (BHI), which is encouraging people of all ages to get their hearing tested this holiday season. Studies show that when people address hearing loss, it can have a positive effect on their home life, self-confidence, relationships, mood, overall health, job performance, and even income. It safeguards quality of life by helping people maintain an active, healthy lifestyle and stay socially and cognitively engaged.
BHI is offering a free, quick, and confidential online hearing check that families and friends can take together this holiday season, at www.BetterHearing.org, to determine if they need a comprehensive hearing test by a hearing healthcare professional.
Learning the status of your hearing health and addressing hearing loss are important to quality of life at every age, says BHI. Gen Xers and youthful-minded baby boomers, in fact, are developing hearing loss in greater numbers. And as older Americans are putting off retirement and staying in the workforce longer, the ability to hear your best is becoming all the more important.
Luckily, the vast majority of people with hearing loss can benefit from hearing aids. And today’s state-of-the art hearing aids are better than ever. The latest technologies make it easier to hear people and sounds from all directions. And today’s hearing aids are designed to filter out noise, like at crowded restaurants. Many styles sit discreetly and comfortably inside the ear canal and out of sight, making them virtually invisible. Some are even waterproof or rechargeable. Perhaps best of all, they’re wireless, helping people of all ages stay connected to their smartphones, home entertainment systems, and other prized electronics—but most importantly, to life.
So go ahead. Ring in this holiday season with a hearing test. Whether its conversation and laughter around the dinner table you enjoy most, or watching a movie or football game together on the television, let the latest hearing aid technologies help you hear your best and stay connected with family and friends in the new year.
For more information on hearing loss and to take the BHI Hearing Check, visit www.BetterHearing.org. Follow BHI on Twitter @better_hearing, and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/betterhearinginstitute.