People who are new to hearing aids describe their experience in a variety of ways. Some say that sounds are clearer or crisper, more understandable. Others tell me that they can enjoy a good conversation at a restaurant again. One comment I heard yesterday led to this post: “Having my hearing aids is like having a light bulb turned on.”
Many are “in the dark” and don’t realize it because of how hearing loss develops over time – slowly, gradually, almost imperceptibly. And it doesn’t hurt. So there are no road markers that grab your attention when it happens. In fact, it’s more likely that someone else will notice your hearing loss before you do. So listen to your spouse. Listen to your friends and family when they tell you there’s a problem. And if you’re 60 or over, get an annual hearing check. Because no one wants to stay in the dark.