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The president of the company was sitting at the far end and he was fairly soft-spoken and I nudged my neighbours’ elbow and I said, what the heck did he just say? And that’s when I realized I kept on asking that same question. Went out having lunch with friends like I couldn’t participate as well with the conversation. You just feel kind of left out of things, that’s not a good feeling. You might as well not be there.
My husband and I were continuously repeating ourselves to her and you getting very agitated because she couldn’t hear it or “turn the TV up” and it’s blasting. That’s when I realize OK enough of this, it’s time for me to finally take that step and get some hearing aids or at least look into it, begin my search, so that’s kind of how it came about.
Hi, I’m Kathleen Tiede. Hi, I’m John Tiede and we are the owners of Hear Well Be Well. Hear Well Be Well is a family run business, it’s John and I. And our values and what’s important to us permeate your experience with anyone at Hear Well Be Well. Our mission at Hear Well Be Well is to improve your ability to hear which in turn helps all aspects of your life. You kind of wonder OK how bad is my hearing? Because I knew I was having issues with it and I knew my friends and family were noticing. But you know it’s kind of scary because you think, okay is it really bad? Unless you have somebody telling you you’re not hearing very well.
You don’t know you are missing out on the sounds around about. The hearing lost the hearing drop that I have is severe and that was a little bit shocking. I thought I can hear most stuff and you felt like you were hearing stuff. But when you see it and how it drops down and then you experience what the change is, it’s a big difference. It’s important to get your hearing checked hearing loss takes place so gradually. That we don’t even know it’s happening. So, finding out sooner than later is a much better process.
Well, I will say I enjoyed the testing because it helped me to understand exactly what I was missing. It’s interesting to see where the lows are and the highs are and their ramifications and where the hearing loss has deteriorated. There are many studies by Johns Hopkins University, indicating that unchecked hearing loss has a correlation to Alzheimer’s, dementia, depression. There’s an increased likelihood of falls. It is significant and so it is so important to understand how well you’re hearing. It is so important to come in and get a hearing screening. And to go through a process of discovery and to find the right solution.
I never listen to the radio in the car before my hearing aids because you hear the music, but you couldn’t make out the words. You couldn’t hear the songs or repeat what the songs were saying, so that has made a difference. I do listen to the radio in the car.
I can hear the news in the car. I’m understanding everything and that is more comfortable for me because I know it’s annoying and it’s not something that you want to put on your friends and family and it’s just made my life easier.
The biggest difference is that my wife used to always say “Cab, you got selective hearing” and get upset with me and now she’s no longer upset with me. I know that if someone said to me take your hearing aids out you’re not going to have them anymore. Couldn’t live with it. And that’s how important they are to me.
It’s these moments. That truly Bring me joy in my heart when I can help someone hear well. When I can see the emotion that it brings them. It really is a pleasure. This is what has inspired me for almost 35 years, helping individuals that have a problem with her hearing and bringing in the right solution, so that they can reconnect to all things in their life. They can enjoy their grandchildren, that they can hear that punchline on the joke, that they can hear the birds, or the cicadas, or the fish jumping in the water. That they can hear what’s being said around the table and they feel connected again. Your wellbeing is what Hear Well Be Well is all about.