One of the biggest barriers we see at Beltone Hearing is the hesitation to seek treatment for hearing loss. People often wait to treat their hearing loss until it becomes unbearable to continue, or worse yet, they ignore their hearing challenges altogether, becoming increasingly isolated and frustrated.
Though we promote regular hearing tests and early detection, many people choose to avoid confronting their hearing challenges.
Today, we want to share a few patient stories to highlight the life-changing impact of taking action to improve your hearing health.
#1 – The Reluctant Realist
Tim’s fears were rooted in skepticism. He was concerned that the entire process would just be a sales pitch to get him to buy hearing aids. What he found at Beltone Hearing was far different—a thorough, in-depth appointment that went beyond mere transactions.
Tim notes, “the staff was very nice,” and, most importantly, his new hearing aids have changed his life. “I do not speak as loudly as I once did,” Tim shares. His advice? “Be open-minded.”
#2 – The Denial
For Shirley, acknowledging her hearing loss took longer than she’d like to admit. It was her family who finally got through to her, by saying that she spoke too loudly, especially to her grandchildren.
Shirley found the atmosphere at Beltone Hearing to be very friendly and welcoming. “Once my hearing aids are in, I barely know they are there,” she says. Her rating for Beltone Hearing? A perfect 10/10.
#3 – From Isolation to Rejuvenation
Fay Linzey knew she was suffering; she just didn’t know how much until she got her hearing aids. “Hearing aids have given me a new outlook on life,” she explains. Before, she was retreating from life, but now she hears the nuances in conversations, in music, and even in nature. “Go for it and enjoy your life,” she encourages.
#4 – The Skeptic
Daswell Campbell wasn’t convinced that a hearing aid could help him. After his comprehensive hearing test at Beltone Hearing, not only was he prescribed suitable hearing aids, but they’ve also made a “world of difference” in his life.
“It’s nice to be able to watch TV and actually understand what is being said,” he says.
#5 – The Hidden Challenge
For Lem, the challenge wasn’t just hearing but also aesthetics. He didn’t want people to know he was wearing hearing aids. He found his aids to be “very comfortable,” and although he only wears them on certain occasions due to his work environment, he’s glad he took the step to get them. His advice? “Go for it.”
Taking the First Step
From helping thousands of people, we can say that very few regret the decision to seek treatment.
The common sentiment among our patients is that they wish they had taken action sooner.
If you or a loved one is considering when is the right time to seek help, know that hearing loss often worsens when left untreated.
At Beltone Hearing, we provide the most comprehensive hearing evaluations in the industry, focused on maximizing your long-term hearing abilities.
Want to be another success story like Tim, Shirley, Fay, Daswell, and Lem?