If you’ve been into one of our offices or followed us on social media recently, you’ll probably have noticed we’re talking a lot about “Hearing Health Awareness Month” and for good reason…
As many more people are wearing face masks here in Utah, people with hearing challenges are experiencing new difficulties, such as being unable to lip read.
And that’s just one of the reasons why “Hearing Health Awareness Month” has been developed to help educate and support the wider community to make the positive step changes required to achieve better hearing and the challenges associated with it.
If You Can, Here’s How to Help
We truly hope you are not one of these people who have struggled with the challenges associated with hearing loss, but if you are, or if you know someone who has, then you can help others like yourself right now.
The first thing you can do is to encourage a loved one to have a hearing assessment, just like you did.
Next up, the team here at House of Hearing is on the lookout for people who would like to share their hearing loss story with the world.
By sharing the story of your journey, you’ll help others in our community to feel more confident about making the right decision.
If this is something you’d like to participate in, please respond to this email, and we’ll be in touch right away with more information.
Hearing Loss Awareness Month is only effective if enough people get involved in spreading the word, so thank you in advance for all you do.
Updates of Interest from Our Office
It’s been a busy month for us here at House of Hearing.
Firstly, we’d like to assure you that, as part of our response to the pandemic, you’ll find every staff member wearing gloves and a clear face shield at the clinic. This ensures easy lip reading during conversations while, of course, remaining safe.
Also, we’d like to remind you that, for those who are social distancing, our curbside service for hearing aid maintenance is very quick, and you don’t have to get out of your vehicle – win-win!
If that’s not enough, we’ve introduced digital forms and shoe box audiometry, which is our newest breakthrough in remote programming, meaning we can help you wherever you are!
Why Young People Are at Risk of Hearing Loss
It’s easy to assume it’s only the older generation who suffers from a hearing loss.
But new research conducted among 18 to 27-year-olds found that people who attend loud events, such as concerts and sporting events without ear protection, risk permanent hearing damage.
The early signs include sensitivity to loud sounds or experiencing a constant ringing sensation.
This news is supported by the World Health Organization study where it’s shown that 1.1 billion people under 35 are at risk of hearing loss due to noise exposure.
The advice remains the same: if you’re in a noisy environment, protect your ears by wearing plugs or mufflers. If you do notice any changes to your hearing, let us know, so we can treat you as soon as possible.
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