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Spotlight on Heroes with Hearing Loss

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 3:46:53 PM Australia/Melbourne

Spotlight on Heroes with Hearing Loss

Hearlink is inspired and motivated by our customers. We’re so grateful that you choose us over the competition, which we’re driven by to succeed. We know that you have an abundance of other options to choose from, but we also know that when you choose Hearlink, you’re choosing the best. We believe in experience, we believe in compassion, we believe in kindness and we believe in growth. We strive to find the best products, to enhance the best processes and to share the information that helps you make the right decision for you and your health. The last piece is the one that we want to touch on in this post. And in every post. We firmly believe that it makes sense to share tips and tricks, product and service offerings and industry news, and we do so right here on the blog. It’s our platform for sharing the best of audiology, and today we’re talking about a topic that’s close to our hearts.

 

Our veterans around the world have put in the days, weeks, months and years serving their respective countries. Whether you support their work or not, we’re all aligned that they have been through experiences that many of us cannot fathom. They return home with scars that are both physical and metaphorical and their hearing is a bit of both. In fact, more than 60% of those returning from recent wars have come home with hearing loss. Hearing loss can be something that’s noticed immediately, but it can also be something that becomes apparent over time. This can be jarring if you’re not looking for hearing loss but begin to realize that the world around you is a little bit different. Unfortunately, and luckily, we live in a day and age where we’ve seen so many veterans and their struggles that organizations and audiology experts are joining forces to solve the problem.

 

To be clear, hearing loss isn’t necessarily a problem that can be “solved.” It can be mitigated, but it cannot be reversed. The best plan of attack is to take advantage of the tools and resources available to you so that your lifestyle changes as little as possible. Enter organizations like the Mitchell County Veterans Affairs. They’re just one of the many groups around the world that’s champion veterans and helping them hear better. Their program is called “Heroes with Hearing Loss” and it allows veterans to choose between two different phones that help amplify their hearing. The phones are a game changer for veterans. Not only do they help them to hear but they can read captions of phone conversations. These phones are provided free of charge, pending the certification of the need by a doctor, a veteran services officer or an audiologist.

 

This is the kind of news that we love to share at Hearlink. We hope that spreading messages of hope for the future inspire our future generations to also contribute to innovations and scientific research that will change the lives of the hearing impaired.

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Hearlink Admin