Now that we’re in July, it feels like things are starting to get a bit better, especially here in the Midwest. There is something about summer that just brightens up your mood, don’t you think?
Speaking of positive things, it’s great to see some light shone on hearing loss in the mainstream media.
Huey Lewis, the lead singer from Huey Lewis and the News, recently went public about his struggles with Meniere’s disease, which gave him tinnitus, vertigo, and hearing loss-like symptoms. It’s unfortunate for most, but through expert treatment, he’s now on the road to recovery (and hopefully his next show).
When a public figure speaks out about traditionally “hush-hush” subjects – hearing loss is one of those – it really shines a light on the importance of keeping your hearing health in check and doing the things that contribute to its longevity.
That said, other celebs such as Barbra Streisand and Halle Berry, have brought to the fore their struggles of hearing loss too. Popular toymaker line American Girl also launched their very first doll with a hearing loss.
So, if you or a family member has struggled with your hearing lately, don’t sit in silence. Take a leaf out of Huey’s songbook and let us know, so we can help you.
How Do You Feel About Sharing Your Story?
If you are someone who has experienced a hearing loss, we empathize with how hard it can be at times. Hopefully, you feel like you can come to us with any questions you may have.
Unfortunately, many people don’t seek help, especially our nation’s youth.
A lot of hearing loss sufferers are now in their teens, so it’s important, now more than ever, that we educate and spread the word about how to look after ourselves.
It’s fantastic when celebrities reduce stigma. But importantly, those with experience of a condition are the best placed to offer advice and support to individuals.
If you feel able to share your story within your community, you’ll be taking an important step in enabling others to make a change for the better.
The more hearing loss champions there are throughout the country, the more people will feel able to treat a condition before their hearing worsens.
A hearing test is the first step on this journey. If you or someone else close to you has concerns, contact the team now, and they’ll be ready to assist you.
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