All the way back in the year 1910 Helen Keller wrote a letter to James Kerr Love that that stated, “The problems of deafness are deeper and more complex, if not more important, than those of blindness. Deafness is a much worse misfortune. For it means the loss of the most vital stimulus — the sound of the voice that brings language, sets thoughts astir and keeps us in the intellectual company of man. Paraphrasing of this statement may have been the origin of a similar one which has become attributed to her:
Blindness Cuts Us Off From Things, But Deafness Cuts Us Off From People.
As a Doctor of Audiology my job is to evaluate, diagnose, counsel and treat hearing loss. Helen Keller was a brilliant and profound individual who overcame these handicaps to be able to explain something so perfectly that many of us either take for granted or just plain deny. Hearing loss is isolating.
I often tell my patients a hearing loss does not become handicapping until it prevents an individual from doing things they must do but more importantly prevent a person from doing things they enjoy doing.
Back in the year 2010 Helen Keller did not have access to the technology that is present today. But you all do. The first step is having your hearing evaluated to determine if a hearing loss is present. Following the evaluation If a hearing loss is found, treatment is the next step. This is typically when a hearing aid may be recommended. It is my job to explain not only the difference between the great technologies available, but also what will fit your lifestyle and your hearing healthcare needs.
Call Dr. Justin Lipp of the Visiting Audiologists today (201) 364-9210 to schedule a complementary in home hearing evaluation to take the first step in ending the isolation. We hear with our brain not our ears so remember; if you don’t use it you may lose it!
Dr. Justin Lipp, Au.D.
AUD LIC: 41YA0079600 HAD:25MG00126500
300 Craig Road; Suite 205
Manalapan, NJ 07726