Meet Jan Correll, a well-known lifestyle blogger, grandmother, and self-styled fashionista. She’s also a hearing aid user who recently wrote about how improving her hearing health has also improved her life.
Jan was familiar with hearing aids, having helped her mother through the process some years earlier. However, she was not aware of her own hearing loss until finding herself often asking her friends and family to repeat themselves. “I was always saying, ‘Excuse me, pardon me,’” reported Jan.
Trying hearing aids for the first time
Eventually, Jan realized her hearing loss was affecting both her personal and professional relationships, including that with her husband. So, she scheduled an appointment with her audiologist, who discussed her lifestyle, needs, and goals before fitting her with new hearing aids. Jan says her life immediately changed after receiving her new devices, describing hearing sounds she had not heard in a very long time.
She talks about not wanting to miss a moment — and now she does not have to. “I pop my hearing aids in the charger at bedtime so I am ready to go first thing in the morning. Throughout my busy — and often long — days, they keep everything crisp and clear!”
“No one notices!”
We know that many people resist getting hearing aids, afraid others might notice a bulky device. However, at our practice we offer hearing aids in a variety of discreet styles and colors to match a broad range of hair and skin tones.
Jan also enjoys the advanced technology in a small device: “My hearing aids tuck neatly behind my ears. No one notices! But I notice the difference in how well I can hear. The clarity is amazing.”
Direct streaming of audio and music
It is not just improved hearing, either. Jan also notes a better experience listening to music and podcasts, as many of today’s hearing aids can stream sound directly from a variety of devices, allowing her to enjoy sound and music the way it was meant to be heard.
Keeping the brain strong
Jan also found an unexpected benefit to her new hearing aids. While doing some research before visiting her audiologist, she discovered that untreated hearing loss can lead to cognitive decline, and realized that her hearing aids can help her stay sharp as she ages.
Hearing aids are helping Jan live her best life — whether that is spending time with her grandchildren, chatting with her husband, working at her consulting business, or trying out the latest fashions. Adding hearing aids to her daily routine allows her to stay engaged and surround herself with the sounds that matter.
Because Hearing Care is Health Care™, our practice offers Oticon BrainHearingTM technology, which supports the brain in working more effectively. Oticon’s hearing aid solutions help the brain hear more naturally.