Things That A Hearing Amplifier Can Help You Prevent
There is estimated to be 2 to 3 children out of every 1,000 that are born in the US who suffer from hearing loss in one or both ears. However, this number does not account for the more than 30 million people over the age of 12 who are reported to have hearing loss in both ears. While the children would have been given every opportunity by their parents to access hearing devices to make their lives easier, adults are more reluctant to acknowledge their status and find ways to fix it.
So if you are among the people who refuse to get a hearing amplifier to support your hearing, here are a few things that they can help you prevent.
Your grandmother's clone
Do you remember your grandmother or great aunt who used to be quite obnoxious about the fact that they were not hearing impaired while they couldn't hear a thing? Think of the times they spoke too loudly, crowded your personal space or cranked the television (or radio) to an unbearable level for the rest of humanity. Not to mention watching them pass right by you, completely oblivious to your calls. Have you even found yourself nodding and agreeing in a conversation where you haven't heard a word?
Getting hearing amplifiers can help you to reduce the chances that you will now be that socially awkward person that used to be the butt of children's jokes. In fact, all those potential social faux pas can be redirected as you show off the latest techno gadgets that are now available for the hearing impaired costing from $30 to $400 per ear depending on such capabilities as Bluetooth enabled and being able to work with other appliances.
Klutzy when you can least afford it
It might seem unlikely but having a hearing impairment that is not addressed can suddenly turn you into a klutz. In order to hear what others are saying, especially in social situations, where there is a lot of other noise (such as a restaurant), it is the tendency to focus on that person at the exclusion of other things. As is the testimony from hearing impaired persons, in those cases, straining to hear or be a part of the conversation can lead to such disasters such as knocking over the water or wine glass, walking into doors or walls or even knocking into unnoticed furniture.
Hearing amplifiers, especially those that help you reduce background noises so that those around you can be more clearly heard, offer valuable ways to address this possibility. There are also many apps that can be utilized through your cell phone or tablet that can assist you in being able to hear clearer. At least in this instance, you have a legitimate reason to have access to your cell regardless of the circumstances.
For more information, contact Audiology Consultants, P.C. or a similar organization.