Staying Connected This Holiday
Hearing aids provide many benefits for anyone with hearing impairment, especially in social settings that are common during Christmas. If you want to stay connected with friends and family during the holidays, read on for our tips and suggestions.
Connect with the Latest Hearing Aid Technology
Hearing aids today can be more connected than you may realize. For instance, newer hearing aids have Bluetooth connectivity. You can also connect your hearing aids to your mobile phone and smart TV. Doing so increases your ability to enjoy phone conversations and your favorite programs. Moreover, you can wirelessly connect, so you don't have to worry about cords and wires. During the holidays, you can keep in touch with family and friends remotely on your phone and enjoy your favorite holiday specials and movies.
Address Your Own Hearing Needs
And Encourage Others to Do the Same Thing
Christmas is a perfect time to give gifts. So, why not give yourself the gift of better hearing this Christmas if you have untreated hearing loss? Do the same thing for any friends or family members you may know that have hearing-related issues. Discuss the importance of addressing hearing loss sooner rather than later. All it takes to get started is to schedule an appointment with an audiologist, so appropriate steps can be taken to address your hearing-related needs and concerns. Signs of hearing loss include:
- Needing to turn the volume up when others say it's fine
- Having trouble hearing bits and pieces of conversations
- Not being able to hear certain pitches or tones
- Having trouble hearing, even talking directly to someone on the phone
If you or someone you love has experienced any of these issues or signs of hearing loss, now is a good time to wrap up the year or start the new one with some added peace of mind. Plus, today's hearing aids are much smaller and more interactive than what was common in the past.
Have Your Hearing Aids Checked
Lastly, if you've had your hearing aids for a while, it's a good idea to have them checked before Christmas. Over time, hearing aids can become damaged in certain places; or at least less efficient. Having your hearing aids checked also gives you an excuse to schedule a hearing evaluation. This extra step helps determine if your hearing impairment has improved, stayed the same, or worsened. This information can then be used to determine if your hearing aids need to be adjusted or replaced entirely.
Call Us Today
Beltone Skoric Hearing Aid Center is ready to help if you have existing hearing aids that need a tune-up before the holidays. We also assist if you're ready to upgrade or replace your hearing aids or explore the possibilities of hearing aids for the first time. Contact us today to set up an appointment with one of our hearing care specialists.