While we take your hearing seriously here at Modern Hearing Solutions of Wyoming, many people tend to take their hearing for granted. It is only when they start to lose their hearing that they realize how important having good hearing is to their daily lives.
To highlight the importance of having healthy hearing, the World Health Organization (WHO) organized World Hearing Day this past March 3rd.
What Is World Hearing Day
World Hearing Day was established in 2007 to campaign for greater awareness of the signs of hearing loss, its effects on people, and to share information on ways to prevent hearing loss.
Along with the awareness campaign, WHO and other organizations have put on events and activities to support the theme of that year’s World Hearing Day. For March 3, 2019, World Hearing Day, the theme was “Check your hearing.”
Embracing The “Check Your Hearing” Theme
To embrace the theme of “Check your hearing” for World Hearing Day even after the official day, you can do several things.
- Have your hearing tested – Adults over the age of 50 are far more likely to have untreated hearing loss after a lifetime of loud noise exposure. The earlier you come in to have your hearing tested, the easier the solutions will be to correct your hearing.
- Bring your hearing aids in for cleaning – If you already have hearing loss, it is important to have your hearing aids professionally cleaned on a quarterly basis, as it can extend the lifespan of the devices. While your hearing aids are being cleaned, you can also bring up any issues you may be having with the devices, and our specialist can reprogram them for you.
- Take a loved one in for testing – Hearing loss is often hard to notice in when you are the one experiencing it, but it is likely your loved ones have seen your struggles. If you have noticed that your loved one has been having trouble hearing, you may want to take the opportunity this World Hearing Day to talk to them about coming into our clinic for a hearing evaluation.
Lastly, WHO has launched a hearing screening app called HearWHO on March 3rd to help celebrate World Hearing Day. This screener can’t replace the in-depth testing our hearing specialist can provide, as it is not for diagnosing hearing loss but just supposed to be used for a quick test. However, it can help a stubborn loved one see that they really do have an issue with their hearing.
Care For Your Hearing All Year Long
If you are ready to take the next step in caring for your hearing, contact us to schedule your free hearing evaluation with our experienced hearing specialist Don Doucet. He has an office in both Powell and Cody, so he is ready to support both communities and the surrounding areas with his expertise.