Don't be Left Behind during an Emergency
Even though being hard of hearing isn’t the same as being deaf, there may be situations where suffering from either one of those conditions can end up leaving you behind in emergencies. Hearing plays a crucial role in your ability to respond and survive.
Would you be able to hear the smoke alarm with your range of hearing loss? Response time, situational understanding, and the ability to hear high-pitched warning signals could all be affected. It could mean your life.
Many warning signals are on a high-frequency. If you have high-frequency hearing loss you might not have a fighting chance in a dire situation. Smoke alarms, oven timers, fire alarms, ambulance sirens, fire trucks, carbon monoxide alarms, police sirens, tornado sirens, and whistles are all on a high frequency. Sound is an enormous factor in everyone's response time, in addition to your senses of sight and smell. Hearing loss reduces your chances of surviving an emergency.
So, what can you do?
The best thing you can do is get a hearing test and consider hearing aids, especially if you’ve missed any emergency warning signals in the past. Whether it's a smoke alarm or something that's burning in the oven, it would be best for your safety and the safety of others to get your hearing checked.
For more information on hearing aids, or to schedule a free hearing test and consultation, please contact us at Pure Sound Hearing Aids. We offer a range of affordable hearing aids!