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This Thanksgiving, Be Thankful
For the Creation of the Hearing Aid
If you have recently been diagnosed with a form of hearing loss, odds are you will have to have wear a hearing aid. Even though you may feel uncomfortable or self-conscious will wearing one, you should be extremely thankful for it.
With the thanks to state of the art technology, the hearing aid is a petite piece of equipment that is essentially unnoticeable to an untrained eye.
Who knew that such a tiny device could be prevailing enough to assist with your hearing and identify sounds and conversations that used to be virtually impossible for you to hear?
If you are still not rather fascinated with your hearing aid, here are a few reasons why you should be: If you were born a few centuries earlier and diagnosed with your condition, you would be in for a rude awakening. Listening devices of the past were much larger and more difficult to disguise. They were far less effective than the ones available today. If you were having trouble engaging in conversations or speaking with people who were more than a few feet away from you, you would still have some trouble in the past. Back in history people adapted by speaking loudly and were not properly trained to diagnose minor hearing problems until they became more pronounced. By that point, you would be destined to use some sort of horn device or suffer from the lack of communication. Thanks to your hearing aid, you don't have to experience what it would be like if you couldn't hear a sound or tone. It is a very hard adjustment going from living in a world full of vibrant sounds and tones to one of absolute and utter silence.
Not only would you have to learn how to depend on your other senses how to communicate with the world around you, you would also experience great emotional turmoil from the tribulation. Depending on your individual circumstances, your condition may be temporary. Unlike the past where the majority of conditions were not treated until they had progressed to something more serious and permanent; at the present time, it is easier to diagnose ear and hearing conditions sooner and lessen the progression of permanent hearing loss with a hearing aid and strengthening exercises.
Listening devices are much more affordable then they have been in the earlier periods. If you feel that you cannot meet the expense of a hearing aid, no or low cost financing is available. Today there is more support and resources available to help you become more comfortable with the idea and act of wearing a listening device. You don't have to wear one that is large and noticeable to a point that everyone around you starts to over enunciate their words and start speaking as if you do not understand them.