New year resolutions often have to do with having a happier, healthier lifestyle. Things like going to the gym, eating nutritious meals, or making more time for family and friends are usually top of the list. In 2019, why not add improving your hearing health to that list of resolutions!
In most people, hearing declines gradually, meaning it can be very hard to detect without routine checkups. Even if you don’t feel you have trouble hearing, having a baseline test is incredibly beneficial when monitoring how quickly a hearing loss is changing, or in helping us make recommendations to help prevent a hearing loss from developing.
If you are at the point where you are struggling to hear, or a loved one is getting frustrated having to repeat themselves, taking action to improve your hearing can have a huge impact on quality of life and your ability to engage with family and friends. Our audiologists will help guide you through the process of adjusting to hearing aids, developing effective communication strategies, and learning how to best use your hearing aids in our noisy world.
Lastly, hearing aids can have a positive effect on your overall health in the long-run. Treating a hearing loss and maintaining stimulation to the hearing centres in your brain can help slow or prevent the cognitive decline associated with aging, and can also help improve social support and engagement, leading to better mental health outcomes. In 2019, let’s make hearing health a priority – here’s to better hearing, all year long.