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The Benefits of Hearing Instruments

howcertbeneWe rely on our sense of hearing for so many things - communicating thoughts and ideas, relaxation, entertainment, even safety. The use of hearing instruments may enhance the quality of life of the hearing impaired. For example:

• Telephone conversations would be clear and crisp and no longer a struggle to understand

• Persons suffering from hearing loss would no longer have to ask a dinner partner, or a companion at an event to repeat conversation

• Safety fears would be alleviated by the ability to hear a fire alarm, smoke detector, siren or honking horn

• Career opportunities would open up through better communication on the job

• New parents or grandparents would not miss a child's first words

• Religious observers would be able to hear and fully understand the sermon and/or liturgy at their church or synagogue

• The beautiful sounds of nature, such as waves crashing onto the shore, birds singing in early morning, a favorite pet purring or barking playfully, and rain softly falling on the roof, would not be missed

The sense of hearing is a crucial part of our lives, both physically and emotionally. By using hearing instruments, individuals suffering from hearing loss can continue to lead productive, full and successful lives. Just ask Norm Crosby, Florence Henderson, Leslie Nielson and Richard Thomas; they all suffer from some type of hearing loss and now publicly inspire and encourage others to benefit as they did from available hearing help. Their success both in their careers and in overcoming their own hearing problems provides encouragement for millions of people with hearing loss.

Hearing instruments come in different types, designs, and styles. Some hearing instruments simply amplify sound, while others provide a variety of special features such as digital, programmable, multi-channel, dual micro-phone, etc. The type of hearing instrument that is best for you should be decided by you and your Hearing Health Professional, based on the interpretation of your audiogram and your individual needs.