Hearing aids help you to hear more sounds at a better level of quality. It may seem like this is the extent of their usefulness, but there are plenty of hidden benefits to hearing aids that you can explore with PHC. We have branches all over Tennessee. We can test your hearing, talk to you about your lifestyle and connect you with the hearing aid that will improve both. In the meantime, let’s explore some of the less obvious benefits of wearing hearing aids.
Relationships of any kind take a little work to keep them fresh. This job is harder if you have hearing difficulties. The obvious drawback is not being able to hear what people are saying. You may also find that you get tired and irritable at social occasions.
Hearing aids can change all this. Not only do they give you better hearing ability, they also offer an opportunity for the people in your life to pull together and support you. We tend to think that it’s the happy times that keep us together, but there’s more opportunity for growth and bonding in times of challenge. Getting used to a hearing aid takes a little time and your loved ones can be there for you while this happens.
Keeping you healthy
Interactions are key to staying healthy on lots of different levels. Your ears and your auditory apparatus need input to stay online and at peak efficiency. When you have a hearing loss, they do not get so much interaction. A hearing aid keeps them connected to sounds from the world and encourages them to keep going.
There are physical and mental health conditions that benefit from cognitive interaction. Dementia is a good example. Depression is another. Both of these common conditions need social and sensory interaction to prevent them from getting worse. Hearing aids ensure that you are getting the full benefit of the people and soundscapes in your world.
Making things easier
The bottom line is that living with a hearing loss makes life more difficult. When you get a hearing aid, you will find the little things that make life enjoyable are much easier. Take phone calls for example. Many hearing aids offer integration with smartphones so you can hear everything your loved ones have to say. You can get hearing support that is easy to use, simple to maintain and discreet to wear to help you with all aspects of your auditory experience.
Access the benefits
The first step towards accessing the benefits of hearing aids in Tennessee is to book an appointment at one of the branches of PHC. You can schedule a hearing assessment through our website. Once you have had a hearing evaluation, we can pair you with the right hearing aid for your needs.
Dr. Kalyn Bradford is the Director of Hearing Aid Services here at Physician’s Hearing Care. She completed her externship with Physician’s Hearing Care in 2013 and subsequently joined the practice in 2014 after graduating with her doctoral degree in audiology from Louisiana Tech University. She joined PHC as a Clinical Audiologist where she performed comprehensive audiological exams and specialized in helping patients to hear better using the latest hearing aid technology available. She has carried that experience into her current role as Director of Hearing Aid Services, where she does an excellent job managing the Audiologists to ensure that all patients are treated with the best hearing care possible.