Hearing Loss

6 Sounds Worth Having Your Hearing Checked

It can become all too easy to take our ability to hear for granted for the majority of our lives until it starts fading from us. Here are some of our favorite sounds worth preserving your hearing for.

Hearing loss is a gradual process that happens naturally as we age. The years of processing the variety of sounds we hear throughout our entire lives start to take their toll on the cells inside our ears. Decisions like going in for a hearing test or purchasing hearing aids can make a world of difference in helping preserve and improve the hearing you still have. 

However, many choose not to have their hearing tested and dismiss recommendations for hearing aids. In doing so, they risk losing some of life's greatest little sounds. Below are some of the sounds we think are worth keeping around:

6 Sounds Worth Preserving Your Hearing For

  • The sound of birds chirping
    We're not talking about pigeon "coo's" here, we're talking about the nice morning songbirds that give a Snow White-style start to the day.
  • The sound of raindrops
    Rain has long been considered a relaxing noise. Give me a rainy day, a movie and some covers any day of the week.
  • The sound of Rice Krispies cereal in milk
    Bring back those childhood memories of putting your ear to the bowl to hear that sweet sweet snap, crackle, and pop.
  • The sound of bacon frying in the pan
    There's something about a good ~sizzle~ that puts a smile on any face.
  • The sound of laughter
    Laughter is contagious, whether it be from a friend, loved one or grandchild. A sense of humor is important whether you have hearing loss or not.
  • The sound of waves crashing
    There aren't too many things better than a sunny day at the beach, listening to the sounds of the waves crashing against the shoreline.

What’s Next? Follow These Steps

The first step in getting help with hearing loss is always to speak with a local, certified hearing professional about your options. Hearing aids are recommended for more than 90% of individuals with hearing loss.

1) Check with your local hearing care professional to determine the severity of your hearing loss.

2) Shop around for hearing aids, compare prices, and see what functionalities fit best into your lifestyle 

3) Take the this quiz to choose the right hearing aid style for your lifestyle

Hearing aids can help you regain the moments missed because of hearing loss. Check with your local hearing care clinic to determine how severe your hearing loss is and evaluate treatment options with a medically certified professional. 

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