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Just bought hearing aids? You just made one of the smartest decisions of your life.

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If you're one of the thousands of people who purchased hearing aids this year, you should be celebrating your incredible, life-changing decision. Choosing to invest in yourself and your well-being isn't always easy; it can be hard to put yourself first. But by investing in better hearing, you're not only valuing yourself, you're saying to your family and friends that your relationships with them matter, too.

You deserve to hear well. You also deserve to live your best life. Hearing aids not only help you hear better, they improve your quality of life and can even help protect your total health for years to come.

Here are 4 reasons why your decision to get hearing aids was a smart one:

1. You're protecting your brain health

Untreated hearing loss forces your brain to work harder to try and understand sound. This can leave you feeling exhausted. It also puts you at higher risk for cognitive decline and dementia.

Hearing aids help take the extra effort off your brain, allowing you to think clearly and hear normally again.

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2. You'll stay connected

People who have hearing loss tend to avoid social situations because of the struggle to hear and understand what's going on around them. This can lead to isolation and depression, which are major health risks.

With hearing aids, you'll be able to stay in the conversation and enjoy venturing out more often to events with family and friends.

3. You'll be safer

It's true that hearing, or not hearing, affects your equilibrium, or balance. This means that if you have untreated hearing loss, you are at greater risk for falls. Wearing hearing aids daily can reduce that risk and help you keep your balance throughout the day.

In addition, not being able to hear when you're driving and walking can also be quite dangerous. If you can't hear emergency vehicles or other cars coming toward you, you could end up injured or injuring others.

Hearing aids will ensure you stay aware of your surroundings in order to stay safe while you're out and about.

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4. Your relationships will improve

Communication is everything. In fact, it can make or break relationships. Not being able to understand what others are saying and asking “huh?” or “what?” all the time can really get frustrating for all people involved. You may stop participating altogether or feel left out of conversations, which can lead to isolation and depression.

Hearing aids today have incredible speech clarity that ensures you're hearing every word and enjoying life to the fullest with the people you love.

We're here for you

We're here to support and guide you through your 45-day trial. Remember, it takes about 30 days to get used to wearing hearing aids, so it's important to be patient with yourself and take it one day at a time. We are positive that you'll be happy with your decision, as our customers say they only wish they'd started wearing hearing aids sooner. Reach out to us anytime for support at (786) 520-2456.

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Dr. Hope Lanter

Dr. Hope Lanter is a lead audiologist at hear.com, a global leader in hearing care and the largest online retailer of medical-grade hearing aids. Dr. Lanter has more than fifteen years of experience as an audiologist, working directly with patients and helping them find the best hearing loss treatments that fit their individual needs. She received her M.A. in audiology from the University of Iowa and her Au.D. in audiology from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences.

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