You might be wondering what all the new social media posts, blogs, and in-office materials are about…
Well, it’s an exciting time at Clarity Hearing, as it’s “Hearing Health Awareness Month”!
This is always an especially important period in our calendar. But at the moment, it’s more crucial than ever.
Face coverings have made lip reading impossible. And many who’ve relied upon this for years have woken up to a possible hearing loss.
In reality, it can take years for people to address their symptoms.
But “Hearing Health Awareness Month” offers a chance to educate and support them, so they can receive the right help before their problem worsens.
How Can You Make a Difference?
The best way to help others is to begin by thinking who might be suffering from a hearing loss among your loved one and friends.
Next, ask them if they’d consider taking a comprehensive hearing assessment. A small question like this can help someone take a big step to address their symptoms.
For those who would like to have even more impact, Clarity Hearing is asking people who’ve successfully treated their hearing loss to share their stories with the community.
These will appear on Clarity Hearing’s website – a fantastic way to break down stigma and assist others in their journeys to better hearing.
What Has Changed at Clarity Hearing?
While it feels fantastic to be back up and running, the team at Clarity Hearing continues to put your safety first with advanced sanitation protocols.
All staff wear clear face masks to ease communication and spend extra time cleaning between appointments, cutting out virus transmission.
We also have face mask extenders now available for patients worried about their hearing devices getting caught when removing their face mask. You can use Clarity Hearing’s online patient forms to speed up your appointment process. Today, they’re especially useful, as they cut down on time spent in the waiting room and office area.
Clarity Hearing’s foundation continues to go from strength to strength, helping people receive affordable hearing care during the pandemic.
In addition, Dr. Olivarez recently organized a food drive for her church to help people who can’t afford day-to-day supplies.
Why Young People Are at Risk
You might think of hearing loss as something only witnessed by those with long, event-filled lives.
But actually, new research suggests people ages 18-27 are particularly at risk, as growing numbers attend music events without hearing protection.
The early symptoms include increased sensitivity to loud sounds and a ringing sensation that doesn’t dissipate.
This comes as the World Health Organization publishes new data suggesting 1.1 billion people under 35 are at risk of hearing loss due to noise exposure in recreational settings.
While hearing loss might not impact your life initially, the effects will grow more troublesome as you grow older.
If your loved one is exhibiting possible symptoms, ask them to book an assessment with Clarity Hearing – the best way to get crucial advice and care moving forward.
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