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Discover a Life Worth Hearing – Part Two

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As we described last month, in the August 2021 issue of East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, hearing loss is increasingly becoming more of a problem in the United States as large numbers of Baby Boomers retire every day. Because hearing loss is often gradual, it can go undetected for long periods of time. We may feel that others are speaking too quickly or perhaps are mumbling. Untreated, those experiencing hearing loss may begin to feel a sense of isolation and may elect to reduce their social interactions. And those with more severe hearing loss can actually experience speech impairment when left untreated.

Thanks to today’s exciting new advances in hearing aid technology, more and more people are overcoming hearing loss allowing them to maintain their healthy and active lifestyles. The solution to hearing loss is education. Information can help us to overcome both hearing loss and other related problems.

In this month’s issue of East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, we are pleased to bring you Part Two of our recent interview with Tellico Hearing Solutions owner and founder Robert Ferraro. As you will recall, Robert’s interest in hearing aid technology first began when he and his wife, Connie, learned that he was experiencing hearing loss. If you are experiencing hearing loss or have a loved one or close friend that is, we hope you will find this feature helpful. Here is the second part of that interview.

ETMV: Robert, remind our readers again about your own hearing loss experience.

Robert: My hearing loss started a few years ago. I was straining to hear everything that others were saying. I began to tune-out in social settings and missed much of the conversations. It was just too tiring to try to keep up. I had to constantly ask people to speak louder or to repeat themselves. Connie was also telling me that the TV and radio were too loud. We connected the dots and decided it was time to have my hearing examined. My first set of hearing aids was like a reawakening. It opened an entirely new world to me. I couldn’t believe how much of life I had been missing.

ETMV: You stated previously that your own hearing loss was what lead you to pursue a career as a Hearing Instrument Specialist. Explain.

Robert: Hearing “normally” again had an incredible impact my life. It really opened my eyes, or should I say ears? It created a new awareness. I came to realize that there are literally millions of other Americans just like me experiencing hearing loss which is going undiagnosed, and worse, untreated. The solution to hearing loss and a full and productive life is within everyone’s grasp.

I made a major decision to go back to school to become licensed and certified in Tennessee to be able to test peoples’ hearing, and if appropriate for them, fit them with proper hearing aid devices.

Look, today’s hearing instruments are extremely sophisticated and each person’s needs are unique. At Tellico Hearing Solutions we have the required technical expertise, but more importantly, my own personal hearing loss experience helps us to truly relate to each and every patient on a level that others simply can’t.

ETMV: Today’s hearing instruments are unlike those used in the past. Why?

Robert: Technology. Today’s hearing instruments possess technological advances unheard of just a few short years ago. Miniaturization has made them virtually undetectable and technology has made them adaptive, enabling them to adapt to ever changing environments. We can even help you to make refinements to your hearing instruments remotely without having to leave your home. Our clients are also surprised to learn that our hearing instruments can reduce the severity of tinnitus that many experience.

ETMV: What’s the next step for someone who thinks they might be experiencing hearing loss?

Robert: Avoid inaction. The sooner you act, the better the outcome. Untreated, hearing loss can negatively impact you in so many more ways than you might imagine.

Remember, I’m not only a licensed and certified Hearing Instrument Specialist, but I also overcame my hearing loss.

Won’t you let me help you to rediscover a full and productive life? Why not call me today!

Tellico Hearing Solutions, PLLC

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