What Stops Most People From Addressing Their Hearing Challenges? | Patients of Flex Audiology Answer

09/04/2023 | Hearing Loss

What truly resonates with those seeking treatment are the stories of those who've been in those shoes and turned things around.
It’s undeniable that many, when faced with hearing challenges, delay seeking help. These individuals might feel isolated or frustrated, or they may simply decide to persevere and cope.

At Flex Audiology, we consistently stress the significance of routine hearing assessments and early intervention.

But what truly resonates with those seeking treatment are the stories of those who’ve been in those shoes and turned things around.

From Skepticism to Relief

Jim Stohr confessed to long-term struggles with hearing, particularly amidst music and machinery. He shared:

“My biggest concern prior to my appointment at Flex Audiology was cost and service. Flex has the best of each—cost and service. With my hearing aids, I now experience easy communication. I can hear a lot better. If you are thinking of visiting Flex, please go and try.

The Age-Old Concern

Jhon recalls a decade of asking people to repeat themselves, admitting that the prospect of aging and the stigma of wearing hearing aids bothered him.

But all his worries melted away when he met Dr. Person. He enthuses:

I hear great now! My daughter isn’t complaining about my hearing anymore! I would highly recommend Flex Audiology! Dr. Person will take good care of you! 

Beyond the Hassle

Terry R. had expectations about using hearing aids. His main worries? The costs and complications. But his experience with Flex Audiology turned out to be educational and pleasant.

“Hearing aids have improved my social interactions. I would recommend highly.”

Overcoming the Fear of Missing Out

For Chris, the realization that he was “missing out” was his turning point. While concerns about costs held him back, his visit to Flex Audiology changed his perspective. He gushes:

“I found Flex Audiology to be OUTSTANDING! Professional and extremely personable! Now, I can better participate in conversations, family events, etc. I would strongly recommend Flex.”

Revelations and Rediscovery

Thomas Detmer started noticing his hearing challenge during group conversations and while watching TV.

“I had no problems with mine. At my first appointment, I heard lots of sounds I had never heard in quite a while. With my hearing aids, I do not miss out on conversation with groups. I would tell anyone that I’m very happy and to give it a try. Nothing to lose.”

Confronting Youthful Pride

Lastly, Merrilee, who noticed her hearing loss quite young, admits,

“I just thought getting a hearing aid meant I was getting old! Pride, I would say! Now, I can hear better! I used to feel ‘left out’ in groups. It opens up the world a lot for you and helps get RID of some pride. You can hear and pride is no longer in control of your life!”

The Common Sentiment: Act Sooner

Our experience with our patients at Flex Audiology reveals a recurring theme: those who sought treatment wish they’d acted sooner.

If you or someone you know is grappling with hearing issues, now is the moment to take charge. With our clinic’s tailored approach, you’re not just getting hearing aids, but a renewed lease on life.

We have many happy patients at Flex Audiology. If you’d like, you can see more patient feedback. Or, to book an appointment, click here or dial us at (812) 532-3011.

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Dr. Person Au.D, CCC-A

Dr. Person has been a private practice owner since 2005. She currently specializes in hearing aids, tinnitus management and vestibular diagnostics, while operating in an unbundled service delivery model. Dr. Person is the host of The Unbundled Audiologist podcast. She serves as the incoming VP of Audiology for ISHA for a three year term. Her greatest accomplishment is creating a life where she can serve others while still spending quality time with her husband and two small children.