Hearing is one of the human body’s most remarkable senses. It connects us to people, helps keep us engaged, and brings the world around us to life. Losing this vital sense doesn’t typically happen overnight, and isn’t always as obvious as other physical changes and challenges.
Is it common?
Seven signs of hearing loss
- Frequently asking others to repeat themselves
- Turning the TV to a volume others find loud
- Having trouble understanding conversations in noisy places
- Difficulty hearing women and children’s voices
- Feeling like others are mumbling
- Avoiding social situations that were once enjoyable
- Being told by others that you have hearing loss
Do I have
To find out if you
have hearing loss:
I have hearing
loss — now what?
The gradual nature of hearing loss (in most cases) can make it feel less urgent to address. What you decide to do depends on numerous factors, like personal and professional needs, physical and mental health well-being, and long-term quality-of-life goals.
Can't I just ignore it?
See what you could miss if you do:
- Birds singing
- Music playing
- Water burbling
- Friends talking
- Kids laughing
to get help!
Making the decision to treat your hearing loss is smart. Research clearly shows that hearing better leads to living better. And hearing loss is one of the most treatable conditions there is. Congratulations for choosing to live a healthy hearing life!
Where should I go?Go see a hearing healthcare professional
- A comprehensive audiological evaluation and test
- Explanation of test results
- Demonstrations of latest hearing technology (if needed)
- Personalized care and ongoing support
aids are awesome
Stream phone calls and music wirelessly to your ears
Tinnitus relief technology is built right in
Rechargeable hearing aids are all the rage
They adjust automatically to environments
Many styles fit discreetly in your ears
Control your hearing aids via smartphone
Hearing Aid Reviews
How do I pay for
Resources that may help cover hearing aid costs:
- Employee and private health insurance programs
- Private health insurance
- VA benefits
- Local service organizations and foundations
Most hearing professionals also offer financing programs:
- Consistent monthly payments
- Revolving line of credit
- Simple, online management