Investing In Your Hearing Health
Research shows that the rewards can be substantial. In fact, identifying and addressing hearing loss has been shown to positively influence virtually every aspect of an individual’s life, helping people personally, professionally, even financially.
New technology advances have revolutionized hearing aids in recent years. Today’s hearing aids can automatically adjust to all kinds of sound environments and filter out noise. Many are virtually invisible, sitting discreetly and comfortably inside the ear canal. Some are even waterproof and others are rechargeable. Best of all, many are wireless so you can stream sound from smartphones, home entertainment systems and other electronics directly into your hearing aid (s) at volumes just right for you.
When it comes to the purchase of personal items that enhance your life, there’s more than one way to measure value. Here are five ways that investing in professionally fitted hearing aids – if recommended by a hearing healthcare professional following a complete hearing evaluation – could bring you a greater return on your investment than you ever imagined.
Maintain your cognitive function – Research shows a link between hearing loss and dementia, leading experts to believe that interventions, like hearing aids, could potentially delay or prevent dementia.
Keep you on your feet – The intensive listening effort demanded by unaddressed hearing loss may take cognitive resources away from what is needed for balance and gait, experts have suggested.
Relieve stress – Studies have found that the majority of people with hearing loss felt better about themselves and life overall as a result of their hearing aids.
Tame the ringing in your ears – Hearing aids can help reduce the prominence of tinnitus by amplifying background sound. Just taking the focus off the tinnitus can provide relief for many people.
Strengthen your relationships – Hearing aids can help strengthen your interpersonal relationships, your social life and your ability to join social groups.
Addressing hearing loss is a really smart buying decision. Make the investment today, and start by booking a hearing evaluation at one of our three Hudson’s Bay Hearing Aid Centre locations in Edmonton and St. Albert.