Talking straight, there used to be a stigma around hearing aids, but guess what? That stigma is a thing of the past as more and more people are taking action for their hearing loss. How did that happen?
- Focusing on the positives – Many people have thought thatwearing hearing aids was a sign of getting old, but that’s not true at all. People of all ages wear hearing aids when their hearing starts to go. People realized that what you really show people when you get and wear your hearing aids is that you want to be part of the conversation. Your friends and family are important to you and you want to continue to be a part of their lives.
- If you need them, wear them – If you have hearing loss then take action! Nothing helped the stigma decline more than watching people rise above it. Being proactive with hearing care has helped show others that it is ok. If you don’t think you are at the point of needing hearing aids, start planning regular hearing checks.
- Get Educated – There are a lot of misconceptions about hearing loss. Educate yourself and others on the true value of hearing aids and other assistive technology. People are learning that not treating hearing loss leads to health risks, depression, and loneliness.
The Holidays are quickly coming upon us and there are so many reasons to make sure you are ready to keep up with the conversation. The stigma related to hearing aids is gone. Go out and get your hearing checked, use the right technology to keep you connected. It may just make this oncoming holiday season that much better for you.
CaptionCall is an ambassador for hearing health and an advocate for people with hearing loss. CaptionCall encourages people everywhere to actively manage their hearing health through regular hearing evaluations, and to seek early treatment when hearing loss is identified. CaptionCall is committed to helping people with hearing loss stay socially engaged for a longer, happier, healthier life.
Written By John Apgar, Marketing Coordinator