Good hearing for a good quality of life

May 28, 2012 by Suzanne Belzile

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Our quality of life is dependent on many factors, not the least of which is our -ability to hear. When we hear well, we are able to take part in conversations and communicate with people around us. In short, our hearing keeps us connected with life.

It is important to remain vigilant and be on the lookout for evidence of hearing loss in our loved ones.

Here are a few signs to watch out for: 

  • You need to repeat yourself frequently;
  • The TV volume is abnormally high;
  • The person takes part less often in family discussions, as if they are unable to follow the conversation.
If you notice any of these signs, keep in mind that the person may not be aware of any hearing loss. You can help by speaking to them about the importance of having their hearing checked to pinpoint any prob-lems. It really is the best gift you can give them!