Grandpa, Don’t You Love Me Anymore?

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Grandpa, Don’t You Love Me Anymore?

A sponsored post by Signia Hearing

Hearing loss is said to affect about 48 million Americans. Hearing loss affects all aspects of your life, from your own health and happiness to your relationships with those most important to you.

The typical person waits nearly seven years from the time they know they have a hearing problem until they address their hearing loss. In order to maintain your hearing, it is crucial to address signs of hearing loss in its early stages. Harvey Patterson is someone who made the choice to take care of his hearing loss. Harvey works as a machine tools designer and is a NASCAR pit mechanic in his free time, meaning he’s long been exposed to loud sounds. Over the years, the excessive noise cost him 60 percent of the hearing in both ears. As a result, he often had to guess what others were saying. Although he told himself his diminished hearing wasn’t an issue, one emotional moment made him realize how much of a problem it had become.

Whether it’s your personal relationships, health, or career, hearing loss can damage the most important parts of your life

According to Harvey, “I noticed I was having hearing problems when my grandson came home and said, ‘Don’t you love me anymore? We had a cross country meet that I asked you to come to but you didn’t come.’ That’s when I knew I had to do something.”  Click here to see Harvey’s story.

Whether it’s your personal relationships, health, or career, hearing loss can damage the most important parts of your life. As with any medical condition, treating hearing loss in its early stages is the best strategy. Putting it off may only do more damage, meaning you’ll miss out on more conversations and other sounds you once loved. As Harvey demonstrates, making the choice to do something about your hearing loss can be life-changing. So, what will you choose to do?

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