Quality of life is a subjective measure of happiness that is an important component of many financial decisions. Factors that play a role in quality of life vary according to personal preferences, but they often include financial security, job satisfaction, family life, health and safety. Financial decisions usually involve a tradeoff where quality of life is decreased in order to save money or, conversely, quality of life is increased by spending more money.
For example, you enjoy golfing but live an hour from the closest golf course. You have the opportunity to move to a golf course community where you could play golf everyday, but the move will cost more money. You have a decision to make that will impact your quality of life.
HEARING LOSS AND QUALITY OF LIFE
You make decisions everyday that impact your quality of life. Your ability to hear should be something you consider first. In all likelihood your ability to hear not only impacts your quality of life, but it impacts your ability to make decisions including other quality of life decisions.
In the scenario above if you decide to move to a golf course community you’ll need to interact with a host of new people… real estate agents, mortgage brokers, home inspectors, new neighbors all in a variety of new settings. Nerve racking situations for anyone, but for the hearing impaired, extra frustrating as they struggle to quite literally understand what’s being said.
UNTREATED OR UNDETECTED HEARING LOSS
Someone with an untreated or undetected hearing loss will often strenuously avoid new and unfamiliar situations and people because they know they will struggle to hear. If you decide not to move to the golf course community because of your hearing loss…then you are past the point where you should be doing something about your hearing problem. Allowing your hearing loss to dictate your actions is the often the first sign that your hearing loss has negatively impacted your quality of life.
And sadly, your hearing loss impacts the quality of life of your loved ones as well particularly your significant other since your choices dictate how they live too. Don’t let your hearing loss make decisions for you…call us today, we can help.