Why It’s Difficult to Recognize Your Hearing Loss
Our children grow up without us even realizing.
That’s because as you’re with them every day, you don’t notice the small gradual changes of growth. Yet when you look back at photographs of them from just a few years ago, you’re surprised at just how much they have changed.
Your hearing is the same.
Due to the very slow gradual nature of hearing loss, it becomes practically impossible to notice any measureable difference in your level of hearing day to day, yet if you were able to compare the difference between now and several years ago, you would instantly notice the stark difference.
This is one of the main reasons why it’s often the people around us that notice the decline in hearing before we do. The biggest problem with hearing loss is that an untreated hearing loss continues to worsen and the longer it is left untreated, the worse it gets.
These are the reasons that we’re so passionate about regular hearing assessments and taking action upon noticing the first signs of hearing loss.
Whether it’s simple things like having the television louder than you used to, or you’re struggling to hear conversations in noisy environments, the best decision that you can make is to schedule a hearing assessment as a precaution at the very least.
To schedule your comprehensive hearing assessment, you can complete the form on this page, or you can call us at (325) 437-4730.
Schedule a Hearing Assessment
What Happens at a Hearing Evaluation?
1. A Big Friendly "Hello"
We want to visit with you and your most familiar voice, a family member or close friend, and understand the reasons you’ve decided to have your hearing tested. Have you noticed difficulty understanding colleagues in meetings? Do you ask family or friends for repetition? Are you frustrated because you can’t understand a favorite television show, even with the volume turned up? Has your spouse accused you of not paying attention or having “selective hearing?” Do you have ringing in the ears?
2. Let's Look In Your Ears
3. You'll Enter The Sound Booth
4. Review The Results
5. Let’s Make a Treatment Plan
“I’ve always had good experiences at Holland Hearing. The people are always pleasant and caring. I never felt pushed to get my hearing aids but once I did get them, after several years of thinking about it, the entire transition went smoothly. They’ve not lost their patience with my ignorance about the aids and they answer questions with easy to understand explanations. I would highly recommend Holland Hearing Center!”
– Joan H.
“Holland Hearing has always been wonderful at taking care of all of my needs. I have had hearing aids since I was three years old and Holland has never talked down to me or “over-explained” things that I already know about since I have been a longtime user of hearing devices. They work hard at finding exactly what you need to your exact specifications. I will not go anywhere else.”
– Jennifer M.