An estimated 40-50% of adults over the age of 65 experience some level of hearing loss, and that percentage increases to approximately 83% of people over the age of 70. Brain function and cognitive decline are closely associated with hearing health for this high number of people. Though these numbers may seem staggering at the outset, but for those of us in communities like Southwest Florida, we experience the impact of hearing loss on a daily basis. We interact with countless people who have hearing loss, and many of us experience hearing loss ourselves.
And guess what? We all catch ourselves downplaying hearing loss — making fun of it, laughing it off, and thinking to ourselves that it’s really no big deal. Or maybe you’re like many people, and you have a negative attitude towards hearing aids, believing them to be exclusively for “old people.” I’ve got a news flash for you, Walter Kronkite, they aren’t. (Have you ever seen Zoolander? If not, you should. It’s hilarious, and then you’ll understand my early 2000s reference.) Hearing devices are for anyone who experiences any level of hearing loss — from the very young to the very old.
And hearing devices do not simply correct the annoyances of hearing loss. They don’t merely keep your friends from having to yell at you to get your attention. They don’t just help you to catch your spouse’s sexy whispers of love in a crowded dining room. And hearing devices don’t preserve your communication with your kids and grandkids. (Although they certainly do all of those things.)
Hearing and Cognitive Decling
Hearing devices, regular hearing tests, and hearing health check ups preserve the pathways to your brain. Being able to listen to others, hear them, and understand what they say is a cognitive process. Your brain processes and decodes WHAT YOU HEAR. Can’t hear what others say? Then, eventually you may not be able to understand what they say EVEN IF YOU GET HEARING DEVICES.
News flash: your hearing is your problem. It’s not your spouse’s problem. It’s not your family’s responsibility. And it’s certainly not your friends’ issue. It’s your own; so own it! Do not rely on others to speak loudly, email you instead of call, or constantly repeat themselves. Take responsibility for your health, and schedule a hearing test today. It is not scary, it is not embarrassing, and it doesn’t hurt. Best of all — it’s free! Or maybe, best of all, our audiologists are extremely attractive. And highly intelligent. And well dressed.
Hearing Devices are Sexy
Getting fitted for high quality hearing devices is sexy. Yes, I said it. Hearing devices are sexy, because hearing is sexy. Preventing cognitive decline is sexy. Effective communication preserves your relationships and your brain function — and that’s sexy. Men: women love you for your personality and your mind. Women: men love you for your body…and your mind, too! And they need your mind to be in tip-top shape so they can win you over with their romantic charms.
Set aside your stigmas about hearing devices. The technology available to us today is unmatched. Preserve the pathways from your ears to your brain. Call Decibels Audiology and Hearing Aid Center today to be your sexiest self. We’ll make it so easy on you; we promise!
To Sum Up:
- If you are over the age of 65, you might have hearing loss.
- If you are over the age of 70, you probably have some level of hearing loss.
- To prevent cognitive decline and preserve brain function, preserve your hearing. Don’t be idiotic or cavalier about it.
- To interact with the pretty audiologists, schedule a FREE hearing test today. And most importantly of all,
- Hearing devices are oh-so-sexy.
So, put on that red dress and heels from Nordstrom. Don your suit and tie from Brooks Brothers. Slip on your top-of-the-line invisible hearing devices. And get out there! Live your very best life today!