“These hearing aids greatly assist me in my interactions with my staff and patients. But more importantly, they have improved my relationship with my wife. I can hear better than many people who are half my age. Wearing hearing aids definitely makes me feel younger.”
Dr. Warwick gets connected with latest technology
As a teenager, Hadley Warwick, loved loud music and school dances. “I remember dancing right in front of those huge loud speakers,” Dr. Warwick recalls. “The louder, the better.”
What he didn’t love was the high-frequency hearing loss he began experiencing in his late 40s. “Initially, I knew I had a problem because I struggled to hear in restaurants and crowds, I turned the television up too loud, and my wife complained I couldn’t hear her,” he says.
A diagnostic hearing evaluation performed by Associated Audiologists revealed he had a high-frequency hearing loss. “My first hearing aid was a completely-in-the-canal device. It worked great for me, but I decided it was time to upgrade.”
The Olathe veterinarian now wears two micro behind-the-ear hearing instruments featuring Bluetooth connectivity. “I spend a lot of time in the car and the hands-free Bluetooth technology was an important feature for me,” Dr. Warwick explains. “I can actually talk with you through my hearing aids. I also have a device at home that allows me to listen to the television through my hearing aids. The television speaker volume doesn’t even have to be on.”
Dr. Warwick’s only initial reservation about his new hearing aids was that they fit behind the ear, rather than in the canal. “I didn’t really want people to be able to see my hearing aids, but that is not a problem. These hearing aids are practically invisible. No one knows I have them.”
His hearing aids even make Dr. Warwick feel years younger. “These hearing aids greatly assist me in my interactions with my staff and patients,” he says. “But more importantly, they have improved my relationship with my wife.” Just in his 50s, Dr. Warwick doesn’t feel any stigma attached to wearing hearing aids. “I would contend that not wearing hearing aids when you need them makes you seem older than you are. I can hear better than many people who are half my age. Wearing hearing aids definitely makes me feel younger.”