You are concerned that someone you love must have a hearing loss. Bringing it up may be hard for you or them, but we have a few tips we think you should consider.

  • Start The Conversation
  • Simply ask if they want to visit us for a free consultation.  We can provide the hearing test as a starting point.  We have never (and will never!) pressure anyone.  Sometimes coming into the office and seeing how we work will make a big difference for them.

    We are happy to provide 30 day trial periods also on hearing devices.  They can hear the difference for themselves.  We also provide in-house hearing device demonstrations during your first visit!

  • Remind them how common hearing loss is.  1 in 3 over 65 has a hearing loss.  Help them realize that hearing loss affects everyone – young and old.   In the US, about 1 in 4 teenagers has a slight loss!  It’s more common than you may even realize.

  • Inform them of the benefits of quality hearing.  Hearing loss can lead to anxiety, depression, isolation and even more serious health risks like dementia and Alzheimer’s.  When their hearing is corrected, most people say they wish they did it sooner.  Hearing loss happens gradually, and they don’t realize what they are missing!

  • Hearing devices have come a long way and are not your grandfather’s devices.  The science behind hearing aids has gotten so sophisticated that we customize each one to the patient’s ear individually.  They haven’t “whistled” in years and are so small and comfortable most people forget they are wearing them.

    We even have made for iPhone and Bluetooth connected devices today.

  • Be Patient
  • We find that people who are the most successful with hearing devices are those who are truly ready for it.  Oftentimes the harder you push, the harder it is to try to help.

  • We hope that they are willing to visit our office for a free hearing screen, but if not, it’s still okay to casually discuss their hearing issues with them over time.

  • Eventually, they will be willing to start the process, and at that point, Michels Hearing will be ready and anxious to help.