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					Reacting Well to the Early Stages of Hearing Loss
When you start to experience hearing loss, you may be embarrassed or even frustrated with what
is happening. It is important that you understand what is happening and how you can combat
your hearing loss to ensure you are able to go about your normal routines and activities.

First, you should understand that you are not alone in experiencing hearing loss. There are many
people that experience hearing loss in the United States and when you start to experience some
degree of hearing loss you are among about 36 million adults that report hearing loss.

Hearing Loss is Common
Hearing loss related to aging is extremely common. About one in every three people in the
United States start to experience some degree of hearing loss around the age of 65 and as
                                             Americans continue to age, the number of
                                             Americans that report having hearing loss increases.

                                              Hearing loss is the third most common physical
                                              condition after arthritis and heart disease. There are
                                              many Americans that suffer hearing loss as a result
                                              of age but there are also many young Americans
                                              that experience some degree of hearing loss.

                                              If you experience hearing loss as a result of aging, it
                                              is good to understand that your inner ear is
                                              changing with age. This type of hearing loss cannot
                                              be reversed and it is important that you do not
                                              expect it to be reversed with the treatment that you
                                              seek.

                                             When you experience hearing loss, you may find
                                             that everyday activities become frustrating.
                                             Although you may get frustrated with the hearing
loss, you should understand that there are some tools that you can utilize to ensure that you can
function on a daily basis.

Phones for the Hard of Hearing
Hard of hearing phones can be a great tool when you are used to talking on the phone on a daily
basis. When you purchase a hard of hearing phone, you can avoid awkward conversations in
which you have to ask a caller to repeat himself on a consistent basis.

If you start to realize that you cannot hear what people are saying to you on the phone, it may be
time to start shopping for a hard of hearing phone. While you are talking on a hard of hearing
phone, you will be able to read the conversation rather than listen to it.
By reading the conversation, you can be sure that you do not miss anything that is being said.
Finding a hard of hearing phone that works the best for you may require you to try a few
different brands out.

Don’t be scared of this process and avoid searching through the different hard of hearing phones
that are available to you. Take your time looking through the phones and finding the phone that
is going to be the best fit for your needs.

Experiencing hearing loss can be a lot scarier and a lot more frustrating than you would think. If
you start to experience hearing loss, it is important that you do what you can to combat your
hearing loss and learn to utilize the tools that are going to help you function in your daily life.

				
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