Sometimes it’s hard to get Dad’s attention: He’s engrossed in his newspaper, or his
team is at 1st and 10 and he’s fixated on the next play. But are you starting to
wonder if it’s really his hearing?
It might be time to give him the benefit of the doubt: According to the National
Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, men between the ages of
20 and 69 are twice as likely to have a hearing loss as women are.
If a loved one is struggling with a hearing problem, you know how tough it can be
just to get the conversation past “How are you?” But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Hearing technology has come a long way in recent years. Modern hearing aids are
small and comfortable, and they can integrate seamlessly with his smartphone. They
can easily mean the difference between his straining to hear basics (“Would you like
some pie, Dad?”) and his active participation in dinner-table banter.
If you don’t get a chance to see your family that often, better hearing is even more
important. After all, how can he share a story, tell a joke, or throw in his 10 cents
about this month’s headlines if he spends all his energy struggling to hear?
If you’re worried your dad might be having trouble hearing, help him enjoy his own
bad jokes even more — contact us today to schedule an appointment.