New Year - New Ears?

by Lindsay Robinson, HIA Program Coordinator

January 3, 2024


As we bid farewell to the old and welcome the new, the start of a new year often prompts reflection on how far we’ve come and inspires personal improvement. While resolutions can vary from health and wellness goals to career aspirations, one aspect that is often overlooked is our ability to connect with loved ones through effective communication. This new year, consider a resolution that invests in many different facets of your life, from finances to overall physical and mental wellbeing: your hearing health.


For many, the sense of hearing is a gateway to the world around us, connecting us to the laughter of friends, the soothing words of family, and the melodies of life. However, as time passes, hearing capabilities may gradually diminish. Getting a hearing test may seem like a minor task, but the impact it can have on your life is profound. Often, hearing loss can go unnoticed, leading to strained conversations, misunderstandings, and an overall sense of isolation. Seeing a licensed hearing professional and getting a hearing test can show you exactly what your abilities are in hearing sounds at various frequencies and through background noise. It can be enlightening to see how well your communication abilities are in different situations, and how issues can be improved through hearing technology.


Hearing aids have undergone a remarkable transformation throughout the years, becoming sleek, discreet, and even featuring a wide array of colors to match your hair, skin, or personality. Embracing this technology can open up a world of sound. Click the image below to hear from Ellen about when she noticed her own hearing loss and how getting hearing aids brought her closer family and the world surrounding her.



So, as you embark on the journey of a new year, consider making a resolution that resonates on a deeper level – prioritize your hearing health. By doing so, you're not just investing in a better version of yourself but creating a harmonious environment for the relationships that make life truly special. May you find health and happiness throughout 2024!

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