Hearing aids and glasses: Leveling the sensory playing fieldBy Randy Wohlers
Editor: Randy Wohlers is the founder of MyHearPod.com; he has some unconventional ideas about hearing aids, and he wants you to hear them. Thanks to Randy for permission to share this article.
Since time immemorial, people have referred to the eyes as "windows to the soul", yet blind and deaf Helen Keller said "Hearing is the deepest, most philosophical sense man possesses." For centuries, sight impaired people have worn glasses without being labeled "mentally defective." Meanwhile, those with hearing impairment have suffered enormous prejudice. Labeled as "old", "stupid", "mentally ill", or "selective listeners", many hearing impaired people live in denial, or refuse to wear hearing aids because they are afraid of being branded. For decades, quality eye glasses and contact lenses have been purchased for around 100 dollars but until recently, hearing aids were so expensive that only the wealthy could afford high quality corrective instruments. Year upon year, eye glasses are fashionably designed in various shapes and colors to enhance physically attractiveness. Conversely, hearing aids are designed to be "discreet", and manufactured in skin tones because they are deemed unsightly. Every day, thousands of people submit their prescriptions for eye glasses and contacts lenses online. Orders are then shipped directly to them within 24 hours. At the same time, people seeking hearing correction call ahead for appointments, fight traffic, and look for parking to obtain help. So how can we level the playing field? First, we must acknowledge that hearing impairment does not signal old age or intellectual inferiority. Admittedly, those who endure uncorrected sight impairment or hearing loss can be at a disadvantage, because they may be unable to decipher everyday sensory signals. Fortunately, excellent solutions for the hearing impaired are now readily available. With the advent of technology, full-featured 100% digital aids incorporating advanced noise canceling and sound amplification computer chips can be produced inexpensively. There is no need to pay thousands of dollars for comfortable, top-quality hearing aids to correct moderate to moderate-severe hearing loss and reduce sound feedback inside the ear. Hearing aids can also be fashionable and fun. Colorful hearing aids incorporating gemstones can optimize individual attractiveness. Such hearing aid solutions maximize intimacy at home, and empower communication in the workplace. They signal pride, and are sported by those who stay in the game and keep their edge. I have never met a woman who doesn't like diamonds, and I believe that most men feel successful when they own the latest and the best. After consulting with a physician to ensure a hearing aid will benefit them, hearing impaired clients can select the size, model, color, and stone they prefer, and input a current audiogram online. 100% digital hearing aids are custom programmed to meet their prescriptive correction requirements, and shipped within 24 hours. Clientele can take advantage of instructional videos, extended warranties, and a 45-day money back guarantee. Hearing loss acts as a "silent thief", robbing the individual of life's pleasures. While hearing correction restores vitality and self-esteem to the individual, spouses, family members, and coworkers also reap life-changing benefits. Instead of shouting and continually repeating themselves, they can relax, maximize the moment, and enjoy the playing field. Randy Wohlers BC HIS, is the founder of MyHearPod.com, the first one-stop 24-hour shopping physician recommended portal for 100% digital hearing aid solutions. Specializing in baby boomer hearing correction, boomer Wohlers owns six of the largest hearing health practices in Hawaii, and has pioneered colorful hearing aid solutions with diamond-like studs. Visit MyHearPod.com today and take the complimentary HearPod hearing test at [www.myhearpod.com/hearing_test.html](http://www.myhearpod.com/hearing_test.html)