Ahhh the Golden Years!

Jeffrey J. Johnston, BC-HIS Hearing Aids

Jeffrey J. Johnston, BC-HIS

One of my favorite quotes that several patients have shared is, “Getting old is not for sissies.” I have learned a lot of profound truths from my patients about taking care of my health, how I invest my time, and what really matters in the latter years of life.  If I had to sum it all up into one main theme I would say that relationships are what matter most. It’s our daily interaction with the people in our lives which bring some of the greatest joy we can experience and yes, occasionally some of the greatest sorrow.

As we age, things will change but it’s not all bad. Actually a great deal is up to you.

I tell all new hearing aid patients that their attitude will have a lot to do with how successful they are with hearing aids, and I really believe this is true with of life as well. It’s true that as we age we might not be able to do things as well or as often, or at all, like we used to. That doesn’t mean we should quit living. I often hear patients tell me they can just get by with their hearing loss but that’s no way to live, not if you have a choice.

She was 97 years old and wanted hearing aids.  Often when I get someone in the office at this stage of life they will say “I’m too old for hearing aids, I might not live much longer.” Not this patient, she said something that has stuck with me since she said it. “Honey, I am forming the last memories my family will have of me and I want them filled with love and laughter.” Wow, another lesson learned.

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