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Well-Hearing is Well-Being

Hearing health is about so much more than your ears—it can affect your social-emotional, cognitive, and physical well-being. Growing evidence shows that not only are these three dimensions connected, but that hearing rehabilitation can provide benefits to your overall well-being.¹ Which is why prioritizing your hearing health and treatment can impact your quality of life and connection with the world. Phonak can help you thrive with hearing loss—whether it’s for you, a loved one, student, or coworker.


The Phonak Well-Hearing is Well-Being™ philosophy

In 2019, Phonak gathered a group of researchers and experts to formulate research aimed at improving the quality of life of people with hearing loss. The result was the creation of a position statement around Well-Hearing is Well-Being—a philosophy rooted in the three dimensions of social-emotional, cognitive, and physical well-being.

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Why hearing health matters

Many people underestimate the impact of hearing loss, thinking of it as just a sensory problem. In reality, hearing loss can have a fundamental impact on communicating with others and connecting to them, which is why hearing is vital to overall health and it's crucial to take action to protect your well-being.

 
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Life with hearing loss

When you've lived with hearing loss for a while, you might be surprised with all the new experiences you'll have when first wearing hearing aids. But with some helpful techniques, you can make the most of your experience.

Your audiologist and you

The relationship between you and your hearing care specialist is more than just an occasional appointment. It should be an ongoing partnership to help you achieve long-term hearing health. The more they can get to know you, the better they can understand your lifestyle needs and provide solutions to help you live an engaged and connected life.

Success at work and school

It’s important to learn how to advocate for yourself so you can thrive in work or school environments. Self-advocacy requires knowledge of your hearing health and may require new communication skills, which Phonak can help you learn.

 
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Help your loved ones

It can be challenging when a loved one discovers they are experiencing hearing loss, but it’s important to offer support that works for you, your loved one, and the whole family. Phonak can help you learn ways to encourage your loved one throughout their hearing journey.

Become an ally

Being an ally to people with hearing loss is not just about being supportive of their hearing loss journey, it’s about engaging them in conversations to know how best to support their needs.

Children with hearing loss

Educating yourself about children's hearing care needs can help you make the best decisions for your child’s future. With fifty years of expertise, we’re knowledgeable about pediatric hearing care and work closely with leading hearing care professionals to offer holistic solutions for you and your children.

Encourage treatment

Although it can be challenging to start the conversation of hearing loss with a loved one, especially if they are reluctant, your support is vital in helping them begin their hearing journey. Phonak can help you learn some empathetic and patient ways to encourage your loved one to seek treatment.

 

HearingLikeMe Blog

On the Phonak HearingLikeMe blog we bring together people from all around the world to share inspirational stories, news, and helpful tips for the hearing loss community, friends, and family. Together, we can learn to live with hearing loss more successfully and advocate in a more meaningful way.

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Find a provider

Whether you’re looking for help with hearing loss or want to get set up with hearing aids, we can help you find a hearing care professional near you.

Footnotes

1. Vercammen, C., Ferguson, M., Kramer, S.E., et al. (2020). Well-Hearing is Well-Being. Hearing Review, 27(3), 18-22.