Poor Hearing = Holiday Frustration

Q.  When our large family gathers in East Austin during the holidays and most Sundays, we all experience a lot of frustration because my parents cannot hear us well at all.  Should they get hearing aids to hear us better?

A.  When you were growing up, your parents probably had days when they felt like you did not listen to them or follow their advice.  The shoe is on the other foot now, and they might not take your advice to improve their hearing and reduce everyone’s frustration.

  Talk with your parents about the frustration you notice and experience.  Find out how they feel when they cannot hear well.  Ask them how visits with family and friends would be different if conversation were easier to hear.  Do they want to hear better?  Find out their thoughts about hearing aids.

  Most hearing loss occurs when our ears are not able to send our brain enough information.  When our ears need help, a hearing aid is often a helpful solution to provide our brain with the necessary information to hear more clearly and easily.

  A hearing test is the first step to find out if hearing aids might help.  And if they do help, your parents will enjoy conversations and family events much better.

  Need to hear better?  Call us at the Better Hearing Center of Austin 512-282-4327 for a free assessment, ear check-up and hearing test.  Listen to the new Oticon More hearing aids and find out what better hearing sounds like.  We also provide 4-week, no-obligation trials.

  Saleem Assaf (BA – Rice, MBA – UT) is a native Dallas, Texan and a recipient of KVUE’s 2020 award for 5 Who Care and the Texas Hearing Aid Association’s 2018 Dispenser of the Year award.  Since 2008, he has purchased a multitude of hearing aids for students at the Texas School for the Deaf.