I was recently browsing the web for Christmas gifts & promotions and came across a letter to Santa: “What I Would Like to Hear This Christmas”. The letter captured my attention, because so many of us fail to ask for health and happiness because we are consumed with the next shiny IPad or a COACH handbag, yes I am guilty of this too 🙂
Here’s a glimpse of the letter:
How are you? I’m sure you’re busy and this is a long letter, so I’ll get to the point.
I have hearing loss, which causes a few issues at this time of year, as you can imagine. Well, maybe you can’t imagine, because you don’t have hearing loss. So, let me tell you about my challenges and why I’m asking for your help again.
Santa, at this time of year, it’s hard to hear. The holidays are noisy with all the festivity, parties, concerts, music and crowds of people. People get excited, making them louder and harder to understand. I have to work harder to hear and understand., This really stresses me out in a season that’s already emotional.
I want more from the holidays than just great turkey and looking my best sparkly-glam self. I want to ‘hear’ more; I want to get rid of those barriers that can leave people like me –– out in the cold.”
Read entire Letter
It’s stories like these that put things into perspective regarding the value of our health. We once used to chant, “ All I want for Christmas in my two front teeth”, but now we ask for much more than that. Many people with hearing loss face stress, anxiety, isolation, and most likely live in denial. This is why it is important that people educate themselves about hearing loss prevention. It has to start somewhere – the world is a noisy place.
So in a nutshell, this Holiday Season, be aware of noisy festivity, parties, concerts, music and crowds of people; be cognoscente and protect your hearing.
A message from Custom Protect Ear:
“Our wish for everyone is that 2012 is the first year that you will try to maintain ALL of your body parts in working order including your ears. When you begin your January exercise routine, exercise restraint and take precautions with your hearing.
“Let’s make it the year of hearing famously”