Whether it’s coming from friends, family, co-workers, television, radio, your phone or any other source, each day is a symphony of spoken communication. These sounds are essential to your ability to do your job, maintain your most important relationships, understand your world, respond to changes in your environment, appreciate a witty remark – the list goes on.
However, if you can’t quite hear what’s going on around you, this flow of information, wisdom and enjoyment is cut. Even if you can understand “most” of what’s being said, you could still be missing things that matter as much as being able to read every word in a sentence.
Just because you, or someone close to you, might legitimately need hearing aids, the decision to move forward can be difficult. Perhaps you feel the hearing aid will be an obvious thing about you, or make you look old or infirm. Perhaps you are convinced that you can brave it out and work extra hard to pay attention to what’s being said to you. Or you could be worried that you’d be living in a world where the words you are now able to hear lose their human warmth and begin to sound mechanical and artificial.
It’s not hard to understand these thoughts, and others like them. Fortunately, the days of low-tech hearing aids are long gone. The options for those looking for the best hearing aids are greater than ever. More and more powerful technologies are being deployed in smaller and smaller devices.
The only way to get a definitive assessment of the state of your hearing is to be examined by an ENT physician. Here are some things that you could be experiencing if you are suffering from hearing loss.
If you or a family member are experiencing some or all these symptoms, there’s a good chance that a hearing aid could greatly improve your overall quality of life.
Your hearing is a primary sense channel that connects you to the world. Doing something about your hearing loss can have effects that are more far-reaching than you might expect.
All these things add up to helping you be more relaxed, more confident, more able to take pleasure in what life has to offer you each day. Imagine what happens when a light is turned on in a dimly-lit room. Indistinct blurs are revealed as objects of beauty, as tools or as cherished mementos. The effect is no less dramatic when your hearing is restored.
Hearing aids fall into two basic categories: In the Ear (ITE) or Behind the Ear (BTE). They can range from nearly invisible to the colorful and stylish. The most important factor in choosing a hearing aid is understanding the nature of your specific hearing difficulties and then identifying which device(s) will be the best hearing aids for you. You are likely to have several options.
Your journey begins with an honest look at what you might be missing. Clearly, you have a lot to gain by letting more sound into your life. The ENT specialists at South Florida ENT Associates are well-qualified to help you understand your specific hearing issues and the range of solutions that are available to help bring your world to life.
For many patients in Miami and throughout Florida, hearing aids are the best way to correct hearing loss. Contact SFENTA today to meet with an audiologist and discover the best hearing aid solution for you.
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