This Fall Take Steps to Better Hearing

Fall is in the air! The days are getting colder, and the breeze starts to have a chilly bite that feels more like wind.

But the leaves are turning colours, and the trees offer a kaleidoscopic array of oranges and reds, yellows and purples, that brightens our days and makes the cold a tiny bit more pleasant.

Along with offering the beauty of turning leaves, September also gives us the Healthy Aging Month, when we can learn tips and tricks on how to not only grow older and wiser, but also to do so while being happier!

One of the most important aspects of good mental health is hearing health. If your ability to hear becomes diminished in any way, communication may become strained and more difficult.

This doesn’t only affect your happiness and well-being, but it also affects those around you.

When you hear well, you can communicate more easily and more naturally with family members and friends.

This is one example where a rising tide (as in better hearing) does, indeed lift all boats.

There are four easy steps to maintaining or attaining better hearing health:

1 – Regular check-ups with your hearing healthcare provider.

Choosing the right hearing clinician who understands your lifestyle and listening environment is vital. Plus, scheduling annual check-ups will help to ensure that you stay sharp and connected.

2 – Clear communication.

Discussing all the aspects of any hearing difficulties you may have, and even discussing times when your ability to hear seems easier, will make it possible for your hearing healthcare provider to recommend the best solutions so you can stay connected with the world around you.

3 – Your support group.

If you are diagnosed with hearing loss, invite your family and friends to join you on the road to recovery. They will want to stay connected with you, so learning the ins and outs of your hearing loss will help immeasurably.

4- You.

Wearing hearing aids takes a lot of getting used to, especially if you’re wearing them for the first time. The world may seem too noisy or wearing them may feel uncomfortable.

Your dedication to better hearing and being connected to your loved ones is the final, yet most important step to better hearing health.

It is never too late to start a regular hearing screening regimen. If you treat it like an annual wellness exam with your doctor, you may discover that your hearing is perfect!

A regular exam will help ensure that your hearing stays that way, so that you never lose touch with the most important people in your life.