Start the New Year Off Right – and Confidently – with Better Hearing Health
As we start 2023, many of us are looking forward to a fresh start and newfound confidence. Now is the time to take steps to improve your overall health, and that includes hearing health. Hearing loss can range from mild to severe and affects more than 48 million Americans. If you or a loved one has any level of hearing loss, there are solutions available that can help you reconnect with family and friends. Don’t put off the chance to enrich your life and enhance your experiences. It’s easier – and more affordable – than ever to purchase hearing aids so you can enjoy every day of 2023 to its fullest!
So Many Benefits …
Do you have trouble having a conversation in a noisy restaurant because you can’t hear the other person clearly? Are your family members asking why you’re watching TV with the sound turned up so loud? It may be that you have some degree of hearing loss and didn’t even realize it. Hearing aids are the most common solution for those living with any level of hearing loss, and with today’s technology, they come in various sizes and styles – some so small they’re almost undetectable. Not only do hearing aids allow you to hear your family and all other sounds better, but studies have shown that wearing hearing aids can lead to improved mental clarity, increased safety awareness, as well as possible cognitive benefits. Hearing better also enhances your ability to communicate with others, allowing you to energize relationships because your loved ones aren’t frustrated by having to repeat themselves. And you feel better because you’re not straining to hear! Plus, hearing aids have come a long way, technologically speaking. Major advances over the last few years have produced additional benefits through various features, like the ability to connect hearing aids to your smartphone using Bluetooth technology, and apps like LucidShape™ let you personalize your listening experience in any environment. You can also take phone calls and stream music through your hearing aids, and in some instances, there are settings that allow you to stream the audio from your television through your hearing aids.
Get Tested An August 2022 FDA ruling now makes it easier and more affordable to buy hearing aids. Over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids can be purchased without having to undergo a hearing test or secure a prescription. However, hearing specialists still advise consumers to get tested to ensure that the hearing aids they purchase are the right ones to meet their hearing and lifestyle needs. Lucid Hearing offers free hearing tests in its more than 500+ hearing centers nationwide. The test takes about an hour or less, and you can get your results and purchase your hearing aids in the same visit! The same holds true if your hearing loss is severe. Getting a hearing test in a Lucid Hearing center allows you to secure accurate results and then purchase just the right prescription hearing aids on the spot. Scheduling an exam is easy. Start the New Year off right, and schedule today! You can learn more about the difference between OTC and prescription hearing aids below.
Hearing Aid Selection
In addition to seeing a specialist to accurately determine your degree of hearing loss, a specialist will be able assess your individual needs and provide the best recommendation for what type of hearing aid will suit your lifestyle and budget. During this process, it’s important that you explain how your day-to-day activities change as well as any background noise that could interfere with sound quality while using the device. Understanding these details will ensure that you go home with the right device for you or your loved one.
New Year, New Start
The New Year is the perfect time for new beginnings! By taking steps toward bettering our overall health including our hearing health, we can make sure 2023 is full of opportunity for growth and success! Whether your situation requires solutions like OTC hearing aids or prescription, there are many options available when looking into ways to improve your hearing health in 2023! Let us help you get started on this journey today! And have a safe and happy new year!