Five surprising things treating hearing loss says about you

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Are you brushing off a hearing problem because you’re afraid it might say the wrong
thing about you? It’s time to think again.

Research shows that people with hearing loss who use hearing aids enjoy a better
overall quality of life. In fact, you just may be surprised — and inspired — by these five features that treating hearing loss says about you:

1. You’re a go-getter.
Research indicates that people with hearing
loss who use hearing aids are more likely to
tackle problems actively. Addressing hearing
loss shows self-assurance and a willingness to
deal with issues head-on. Most hearing aid
users in the workforce even say it has helped
their performance on the job.

2. You value relationships.
Healthy relationships rest largely upon good
communication. Effectively treating hearing
loss demonstrates to family and friends that you want to stay connected and involved in
your relationships with them. Most people who currently wear hearing aids say it helps
their overall ability to communicate effectively and also has a positive effect on their
relationships. Plus, hearing aid users are more likely to have a strong social network.

3. You like to be active.
If you enjoy an active lifestyle, you’re not going to let untreated hearing loss stop you.
Treating hearing loss means you have every intention of keeping up the pace of a
fulfilling life. In fact, people with hearing difficulty who use hearing aids get more
pleasure in doing things, and are even more likely to exercise and socialize with friends,
according to research by the Better Hearing Institute.

4. You love living life.
The more exuberance you have for life, the
less likely you are to let untreated hearing loss
get in your way. When you deal with hearing
loss, you let the world know you love living life
and you’re going to live it with gusto. Research
shows that people with hearing loss who use
hearing aids are more likely to be optimistic
and feel engaged in life.

5. You’re tech savvy.
Sleek and cutting-edge, today’s wireless hearing aids are a front-runner in personal
consumer electronics. At its best, current technology offers solutions, enriches life and
makes us more efficient. Today’s modern hearing aids do all three. When you invest in your hearing health by using state-of-the-art hearing aids, you make it clear that you’re
a present-day thought leader ready to reap the rewards that modern technology has to offer.
If you or someone you know has a hearing problem, schedule a comprehensive hearing evaluation from an audiologist and receive that one-on-one care. At the JFK Center forAudiology, individuals are evaluated by a Doctor of Audiology, who can discuss
treatment options and prescriptively fit hearing aids using advanced technology.

For an online self-assessment test, visit JFKAudiology.org
(https://www.jfkaudiology.org/). For more information, please call 732-321-7063.
Submitted by:
Virginia Toth, AuD, CCC/A, NJ Audiology License #176, NJ Hearing Aid Dispenser
#542, Supervising Licensee, The Center for Audiology, Hackensack Meridian Health
JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute, 65 James Street, Edison, NJ 08820, Phone: 732-
321-7063, www.JFKAudiology.org. Content adapted with permission from
HealthyHearing.com.