“Don’t wait. The longer you let your hearing get worse, the more damage that happens.”
How and when did you first realize you were experiencing hearing loss?
I have always had super hearing at the zero line. Recently, I can’t hear between 1500 and 3000 hertz, under normal circumstances this would not be considered a hearing loss. However due to medications my super thresholds for so many years changed, and my understanding of some words was bad.
Where did you first go for information or help?
I went for a hearing test.
Based on your experience, do you have suggestions for others on how and where to start? Any other important things for them to consider?
Don’ t wait for your hearing to get ‘bad enough’ before you get your hearing tested and if needed, get hearing aids.
What was your biggest concern about hearing aids? Did that turn out to be true?
I was fitted with digital ReSound hearing aids and my hearing was improved.
How have hearing aids changed your life? How do they help you at your job, in your hobbies or at volunteer activities?
I have been wearing my hearing aids for two years and if I forget them it is a struggle to keep up with dinner conversations. I recently moved into an apartment complex and without my hearing aids on the TV volume exceeds the level that bothers the neighbors.
What would you tell someone who is considering hearing aids?
Don’t wait. The longer you let your hearing get worse, the more damage that happens. My sister was here last week, and she has a significant hearing loss and I begged her to be tested and get help before hear hearing gets even worse. She is 8 years younger than I am and she needs help.
Which ReSound Hearing Aid(s) do you have?
Who is your hearing care professional?