Advanced Audiology’s Nola Aronson is talking about her views as a Santa Clarita audiologist on the relationship between someone’s hearing and their total quality of life.
“Hearing loss impacts all aspects of our life,” Aronson said. “It impacts our emotional wellbeing and our physical health and our careers and our leisure activities, and yet millions of people who have hearing loss let it go untreated.”
Having the ability to properly hear allows people to connect with others without any struggles to understand what is being said, or feel embarrassment because they can’t hear it at all, Aronson noted.
“When we hear our best, there’s nothing stopping us from enjoying the sounds of laughter, of music, of nature, of conversations,” she said. “These sounds, they impact us, they fuel us, they make life more memorable, more enjoyable. When we have a hearing problem, those sounds we’ve taken for granted, they fade away and they lead to many changes that can impact us emotionally.”
For example, if someone can’t hear the conversation in a group of family members or friends because of untreated hearing loss, they might feel left out and even decide to stop going to similar gatherings in the future as a result, according to Aronson.
“Feeling left out leads to depression and social isolation,” she said. “They did a recent study and they found that adults with untreated hearing loss were more likely to report depression, anxiety (and) paranoia than their peers that wore hearing devices.”
A local musician who hadn’t been able to hear his music for awhile because of untreated hearing loss made the decision to seek Aronson’s help recently, and she noted that his reaction was priceless.
“When he turned on his music in his hearing aids, his face lit up like a little kid with this big smile,” Aronson recalled. “That made my heart melt, because that’s really what I want to do for people. I want them to know what they’ve been missing. I want them to say, ‘Wow, you changed my life, Nola,’ … and that is all I do this for.”
Advanced Audiology was founded in 2010 by Santa Clarita audiologist Nola Aronson, who has been fitting hearing aids for more than 30 years. Advanced Audiology is the largest diagnostic hearing center in the Santa Clarita Valley, focusing on clients with hearing loss, tinnitus, ears ringing and more. Hearing tests, hearing aids and new sound infrared devices are also available at Advanced Audiology in addition to a complete hearing healthcare program that includes free batteries, quarterly cleanings and adjustments.
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