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Hearing: Your Body’s Natural Social Networking App

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“Blindness separates people from things; deafness separates people from people.”
– Helen Keller

Good health and wellness are becoming increasingly popular topics throughout society.. Everywhere you look there is information on eating well, exercising effectively, and taking care of your body by regularly visiting doctors, optometrists, and other health and wellness professionals. Many of us, however, still take our hearing for granted, and rarely think about paying a visit to a Calgary hearing clinic such as Soundwave Hearing Care.

Hearing loss is today affecting an increasing number of people in Canada due to an aging population, the use of personal music players, and noise pollution from machines and transportation systems. Hearing loss, far from being just a minor annoyance, can have serious consequences for aspects of life such as employment, relationships, mental health, and physical health.

All of these problems essentially stem from the fact that hearing loss affects one’s ability to connect with other people and, by extension, the world around them. Body language may speak volumes, but we are nevertheless still creatures which communicate most directly through audible speech.

Talking and listening are the main components of social interactions. Hearing allows us to engage with others. It allows us to engage with them and to laugh with them. It lets us listen to their thoughts and feelings and share our own in return. Hearing loss, while it doesn’t make these ways of interacting impossible, does stifle our abilities to connect and often causes people to become more introverted and less outgoing than they used to be.

Human beings are social creatures, and experiencing a reduction in the quality of one’s social interactions can have a significant impact on mental health and physical health. People with hearing loss are at a higher risk of depression and injury, of experiencing prolonged illnesses, and of being admitted to a hospital.

Healthcare professionals are now well aware of the fact that social connections, as well as the quality of social connections, play a strong role in helping people lead happy, healthy, and long lives. You can stay connected to your loved ones, to the world around you, and to all of the opportunities available in life by getting your hearing checked at a Calgary hearing clinic.

Book an appointment with Soundwave Hearing Care today and we’ll give you all of the information you need about improving the quality of your life by improving the quality of your hearing.

All the blogs are reviewed and edited by our clinic's lead audiologist, Dr. Anne Wooliams. Dr. Woolliams is an experienced audiologist specialized in pediatric audiology, auditory processing, and tinnitus/sound sensitivity therapy. She is dedicated to providing top-notch hearing care and helping her clients improve their language and communication abilities. Dr. Woolliams' expertise in literature and linguistics, combined with her passion for helping people improve their language and communication, make her an incredibly valuable asset in the field of audiology. Learn more about Dr. Woolliams.