Believe it or Not

Believe it or not it’s the Holiday season once again.  With this time of year many things can take control of our lives.  Travel and stress are usually prominent during this time of year.

The days of stress free flying are a thing of the past.  After 9/11, it will never be the same.  Arriving at the airport earlier is now a requirement, due to airport security.  Having your check-in luggage and other carry-on items x-rayed and searched is now commonplace.  Who would have thought that we would even be required to take off our shoes prior to boarding flights?  No more taking water, perfume, cologne, shampoo, conditioners, mouthwash, toothpaste , or any other objects that may be considered dangerous; like tweezers, shaving razors, nail clippers or anything else someone could possibly use to hijack or bring down the aircraft.

Snacks and beverages used to be complimentary, but now there are usually standard charges for any food or drink.   There is now a charge for using headsets to watch & listen to in-flight movies or entertainment.  If you would like to use a pillow or blanket during your flight; good luck, most airlines have discontinued them altogether.  Most airlines also are charging for any extra baggage, especially if the items exceed a certain weight limit.

Coping with all of these extraneous factors can be very stressful, especially if travelers are dealing with any other mental or physical handicaps.  One disability, hearing loss, can prove to be extremely difficult and stressful when traveling, creating anxiety while trying to listen to instructions, or flight information while traveling.  Arrival times, flight numbers, concourse information, gate numbers, aisle and seat numbers, and departing times are crucial to successful and timely travel.  Hearing loss can make a person feel disoriented and anxious in some situations, especially when obtaining crucial information while traveling.  Misunderstanding of vital data may prove not only to be very disheartening but costly as well, especially if an individual misses his or her flight.  Obtaining another flight to the originally planned destination may not even exist.

Hearing instruments can make all of the difference in the world.  Hearing device wearers noted they felt more confident, with less anxiety in most situations.  They felt more self assured than those individuals that do not wear hearing devices.  Other benefits noted by hearing instrument wearers, is they are more likely to participate in social activities, concerts, theaters, and groups.  Users also had fewer feelings of isolation and depression, frequently associated with hearing impaired individuals.  Also, most users noted improved relations in their marriage, with friends and relatives, their mental health, sense of safety, relations at work, sex life and life-overall, since communication is a key factor.

The use of hearing devices has many benefits tangible, and intangible.  The newest digital technology has forever changed the way hearing impaired individuals can not only hear, but understand speech now and into the future.  Don’t get left behind!

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Leonardi Hearing Center
16251 N. Cleveland Ave. #8
Corner of Littleton Road
North Fort Myers, FL 33903

Phone: 239-997-8288

Toll-Free: 866-332-0566

Fax: 239-997-8084

Email: leonardihearingcenter


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Friday and Saturday by Appointment

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