Getting Started – First Steps
“My hearing really isn’t that bad.”
“I hear fine for my age…
…at least that’s what my doctor told me.”
Sound familiar? Do you ever say: “I hear fine for my age.” If so, read on…
Most hearing losses come on gradually. At first, you develop coping strategies that are unconscious. You ‘watch’ people in order to hear. The brain then pieces the missing auditory information together, trying to make sense of conversation. This takes an incredible amount of effort. In fact, it’s exhausting. The person whose ‘hearing is not that bad’ is probably using all his available brainpower on listening. Believe it or not, this seemingly ‘minor’ loss is the most insidious of all hearing losses. As your hearing continues to deteriorate, so does your lifestyle, your relationships and your psychological well-being.
What most people don’t realize is that even a mild hearing loss can cause problems that impact you socially, emotionally and physically. Untreated hearing loss often has you withdraw from social functions with family and friends at a time in your life when connecting with people is actually good for your health. Emotionally, people feel embarrassed, annoyed and even stressed when they have to strain to hear what others are saying. Ongoing stress from untreated hearing loss can also take a toll on one’s physical health. People with untreated hearing loss are two times as likely to suffer from dementia and four times as likely to have heart problems.
Step One – Become Aware
If you have difficulty following a conversation in a noisy restaurant or feel that people are mumbling, you may be among the one in ten Americans with hearing loss. That’s more than 34 million people in the U.S. Denying, or justifying and minimizing an untreated hearing loss can cause a cascade of complications. So, it may be time to take the first step and find out the truth about your precious sense of hearing. It only takes three minutes and you’ll learn about your hearing… not just hearing in general.
The Hearing Quiz on our website will allow you to quickly check your hearing. Then, you can score your answers and find out if you should be concerned about your hearing. The Quiz also recommends the next action step to take.
Step Two – Get Informed
From awareness, we move into getting informed, and for most people this means becoming an informed consumer before investing in your hearing health. From a simple web search, to buying a book, to asking friends and family who they trust with their hearing, most people research, study, and arm themselves with lots of information before they ever consider taking action.
To help you on your journey, we’ve created and provided a number of free resources to make this step easier and more comfortable for you:
- Your Guide to Hearing Happiness: At Avalon Hearing, we’ve literally written the book on Living Happily Ever After with Hearing Loss. It is a free 14-page guide to help you (or a loved one) deal successfully with hearing loss. You’ll find out what to look for when searching for the kind of hearing care that’s right for you. Because everybody is different. You’ll also learn how to avoid the mistakes people make when purchasing hearing aids. Because investing in hearing aids is a big decision, and at Avalon, we respect that decision. Download your free guide by clicking here.
- Hearing Classes, Seminars and Workshops: We believe that information gathering is necessary for both you and your family if you’re going to be happy with hearing aids. That’s why one of our company values is to educate and inform you. We provide ongoing classes, seminars and workshops. Click here for details on upcoming events. These classes and seminars are not sales pitches. They are designed as a community service because that’s a big part of what makes Avalon different.
So if you are sitting on the fence (like the majority of people with untreated hearing loss), take advantage of these offers and get the information you need to make the next step towards better hearing. You and your loved ones will be glad you did!
Step Three – Take Action… (get your ears checked!)
We know how hard taking that third step can be so we made this step as easy as possible for you. We provide a 10-Step Hearing Test and Consultation, absolutely free with no obligation!
Avalon Hearing offers the most thorough hearing test and consultation you may ever have! That’s because we administer all of the standard hearing tests plus four additional tests that most clinics don’t take the time to do. This extra information determines if, and how much hearing aids will help. Then, and only then, do you decide whether you are ready to take the next step and get hearing instruments. This evaluation is so complete, so effortless, and so life-changing that it has become a cornerstone in what earned us #1 in Customer Service for the entire nation.
Click here for your free Hearing Evaluation. Or call the Avalon office nearest you to schedule your free Hearing Test and Consultation.
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