“Hearing aids have greatly reduced my need to have others repeat themselves.”
How and when did you first realize you were experiencing hearing loss?
About 5-7 years ago. I was having to ask people to repeat themselves a lot.
How long did it take to first seek care from a professional? Did you have hesitation? Why or why not?
More than 2 years. I hesitated due to cost.
Where did you first go for information or help? Why?
Mercy ENT, Fairfield Ohio. I had visited them before.
What was your biggest concern about hearing aids?
That I would still have problems, especially in a crowded or loud environment (e.g. restaurants).
How have hearing aids changed your life? Were there any unexpected or surprising benefits?
Hearing aids have greatly reduced my need to have others repeat themselves. I can hear television and cinema dialogue more clearly.
What would you tell someone who is considering hearing aids?
Get your hearing tested.