Finally admitting that you probably need hearing aids is about as much fun as replacing a roof or transmission for most people.
Hearing aids are seemingly expensive items that people don’t want but have to have.
We are in the business of hearing – not just hearing speech, but hearing life. Since music is such a pleasurable and important part of our lives, and we are in our offices for 8-10 hours a day, music wafts throughout those rooms as well.
The addition of music to the fitting process disarms patients, calms them, and makes the entire previously-dreaded process much more fun for them – and for us too.
Interestingly, a book published last year discusses research proving that the human brain is hard-wired to respond to music. Scientists have found that music stimulates more parts of the brain than any other stimuli. No wonder music soothes the out-of-control 3 year old as well as the reluctant hearing candidate. Music is, in a word, powerful.
All of our fitting rooms are equipped with computers, programming software, microscopes, otoscopes, and other “clinic-y” stuff…but none more important than a good sound system and iTunes or a streaming service like Spotify.
Next week we will share with you a personal example of what music has done in our practice and can do in yours too.
Want to listen to the playlist we use in our offices? You can check it out here – it will play automatically if you are a Spotify user and logged in to your account. If you’re new to Spotify, you can sign up in just a few seconds, and it’s free.