Did you know?
Did you know?
Posted by Hearing Northwest on May 16, 2016
Did you know that May is Better Hearing Month? Did you hear that? The entire month is dedicated to the journey towards better hearing. You may be asking yourself, "Why would this be the case?" I mean, National Cat Day only lasts for 24 hours. Why does better hearing get 31 glorious days?
The answer lies in the beautiful melodies of the bird songs on a sunny Spring morning. In the laughter and the soft whisper of "I love you" from a child. In the clinking of glasses and the engaging conversation around a dinner table in a crowded restaurant. In the crack of the bat and the roar of the crowd at the local nine's baseball game. Hearing connects people to the world and to others. It provides opportunities for social engagement, fulfillment, and enjoyment.
As hearing diminishes over time, these events may not seem as enjoyable anymore. Gradual hearing loss can slowly isolate people from friends and loved ones, which can result in a lack of participation in activities that were once loved. Even worse, untreated hearing loss can lead to depression as well a earlier development of dementia and Alzheimer's.
Our practice prides itself on helping people reengage their world again through the gift of sound. Our passion is helping our patients along their personal journey towards better hearing. If you or a loved one is ready to start the journey, or have questions regarding hearing loss, please contact us to set up an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!