What I heard from a patient, fascinated me! A hearing aid, once properly fitted, is not always immediately noticeable to the wearer. I have had many patients who just feel like they are hearing naturally, they sometimes forget about the hearing aids until they brush their fingers on the mics to check them! With these patients, it isn’t until the end of the day when they take their hearing aids out and see how much less they are hearing, that they realize what the hearing aids are really doing for them, how much less connected to the world they are without them. Thank you, Ryan Phillips, our 4th-year Audiology Doctoral Intern for sharing this.
How true this is. Hearing loss most often decreases very slowly over many years and speech clarity and word understanding slowly become unheard. Words are unclear and muffled. Digital hearing aid processing is truly remarkable in how it manages noisy environments and improves speech clarity in all surroundings. We are pleased to be a part of helping those to hear better!
Very nice, thank you for sharing Ryan! Beautiful picture too!!
I appreciate Ryan sharing this as well. Thanks Gail!
That’s amazing! I love hearing stories like this.
Same! Thanks Elizabeth!
Nice story and observation to share Ryan!