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If I only knew then what I know now...

It seems it isn’t just hearing loss that falls into this arena of wisdom, but hearing aids as well.

Consider this:

About 7 out of 10 people who say they have a hearing difficulty do not use hearing aids, the latest BHI research shows.

And most of them aren’t aware of the enhanced technology that today’s hearing aids offer.

Yet, when introduced to the technology, these same people are intrigued. Functional things—like settings for different listening environments and remote control—peak their interest, as well as enhanced features like directional microphones, streaming, and tinnitus masking.

We also know that once people do purchase hearing aids, most are happy they did. In fact, 91 percent of people who got their hearing aids in the last year say they’re satisfied.

So, let’s get the word out!

For World Hearing Day on Friday, March 3rd, BHI is encouraging hearing care professionals and hearing health advocates to help raise awareness of the great hearing aid technologies that make it easier for people to hear in their day-to-day lives.

Link through to this article on how certain hearing aid technologies can help in specific situations: http://ow.ly/YRee309pAiX

Please share it on social media, in your practice, and year-round—because we should speak out for hearing health throughout the entire year.

For more information on #WorldHearingDay, visit http://www.who.int/pbd/deafness/world-hearing-day/en/.

Thank you for all you do to promote hearing health. 

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