You may remember that back in August, we celebrated Hearing Health Awareness Month. This was a time where we worked hard to educate those in our community about the importance of regular hearing check-ups and appointments. The reason for this is that, often, people wait far too long before seeking professional assistance.
In particular, researchers working at Johns Hopkins University say it takes ten years on average before someone first decides to share their concerns with an audiologist. As a hearing loss often worsens over time, we wanted to encourage people to come forward and make the right decisions.
These are some of the ways in which we raised awareness.
One of the crucial ways we spread awareness was through articles that highlighted some of the issues around hearing loss and how it’s treated.
#1 – What Happens at a Hearing Assessment?
In this article, we took you on a personal journey through what happens when you first come to Audicles with a hearing concern.
#2 – Why Do So Many People Have an Untreated Hearing Loss?
Want to know why your loved ones haven’t talked to an audiologist yet despite their hearing problems? This article gave you the answers!
#3 – Why the Team at Audicles is Passionate About Healthy Hearing
At Audicles, we help people with their hearing problems every day. This article demonstrated why the team is proud to offer you this service.
How We Got the Message Out
We made use of all our resources throughout Hearing Health Awareness Month to let as many people hear our message as was possible. This took place through a variety of channels, from social media posts to exchanges via word of mouth.
In total, we made 768 phone calls to patients, scheduled 9 Tele Audiology consultations, and arranged 317 in-clinic appointments. We’re so happy that everyone got behind the initiative!
Our Trusted Patients Shared Their ‘Hearing Loss Stories’
Throughout Hearing Health Awareness Month, we collected stories concerning our patients’ experiences. These are some of the examples:
“My first sign of hearing loss was gradually realizing that I couldn’t hear and was missing too much. My first impressions of Audicles were that I would recommend them, they had a good reputation… I knew that I needed help and found them very easy to work with, very thorough, and very likable. Hearing aids have impacted my life a great deal, I was missing too much of what was going on. My advice to anybody considering visiting Audicles would be that they’re an excellent choice and I think they would be very happy with them.”
“My first signs of hearing loss started in 3rd grade, I had problems with my teacher, which in turn led to having a hearing test, which found high-frequency hearing loss in my left ear. Audicles made me feel very comfortable right from the start and Dr. Watson’s passion to help kids hear better was very heartwarming, enough to keep me as a patient for 30+ years. My hearing aids have become a true blessing as I have gotten older, if you are considering visiting Audicles, don’t wait! They truly go above and beyond to help you.”
“I was really pleased with my first visit to Audicles, first impressions were very good, everyone is very nice and helpful. Wearing hearing aids has positively impacted my life, as I can hear things now that I did not realize I was missing. If you are considering visiting Audicles, I would say to go, you can’t find a better service.”
We’re incredibly thankful to everyone who supported Hearing Health Awareness Month and helped to spread the word about this important cause. However, it’s crucial that we keep the momentum going in regard to hearing testing. So if you know someone who has been struggling, get them to give us a call at 210-820-0525, and we’ll find an excellent solution to their issues!