If you're reading this, then maybe you're looking for a sign. Maybe you're in need of professional hearing care, but you weren't sure where to go.

Why Do People Wait to Seek Out Hearing Care?

by | Jan 15, 2024 | Hearing Loss, Hearing Test, Patient Resources

When Americans come to the realization that they’re facing a hearing loss challenge, they very often won’t seek out professional care for up to seven years after noticing it!

That’s seven years of not hearing parts of the conversation, listening to muffled music from speakers, and missing out on vital instructions at work.

For some, it’s an issue of stubbornness: they won’t admit they need help, believing that their small amount of hearing loss isn’t too hard to deal with. Others feel isolated in their hearing loss challenge, afraid of asking for assistance.

If you’re reading this, then maybe you’re looking for a sign. Maybe you’re in need of professional hearing care, but you’re not sure where to go.

The answer is here.

How Can Professional Hearing Care Help Me?

No matter the level of hearing loss, professional hearing treatment can help anyone resolve their hearing challenges.

Asking people to repeat themselves, not hearing parts of the TV show you’re watching or the meeting you’re attending, the stigmas associated with wearing hearing aids… You’re missing out on better, clearer hearing, all thanks to negative associations that, quite often, aren’t as prevalent anymore.

Hearing aids these days are so small, so unless they know you’re wearing one, people won’t be able to see it tucked behind (or even inside) your ear. Different levels of hearing loss require different solutions. But wouldn’t it be great to be able to hear your family around the dinner table again?

“I wish I’d sought out help sooner” is one of the main themes that we’ve seen from patients at Magnolia Hearing. People come in skeptical, nervous, and unsure that they even need professional hearing care, but they leave feeling confident, reassured, and glad that they bit the bullet and came in search of help.

Hearing loss isn’t something to ignore and hope it gets better in time. Take charge of your life – you only have two ears, so it’d be best to look after them!

Hoping to Hear Better in 2024?

If you’re here and realized while reading this that perhaps professional hearing care could help you and your hearing, look no further than Magnolia Hearing. We’re available from 9AM-5PM on weekdays at (206) 657-5675, and you can email us at emailhere@magnoliahearing.com. You can also come visit us at our office.

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Lori Losey Lovato MA, FAAA, Audiologist

Lori is a lifelong resident of the Tri-Cities. She and her husband Anthony are proud to be raising their family here. She attended Washington State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in speech and hearing sciences and her master’s degree in audiology.