Every breath you take–New Year’s Resolutions–Hearing Loss

By Dr. Anne Simon

January 2, 2017

If you have ever started the New Year composing resolutions only to throw in the towel before Ground Hog Day—or bemusedly watch others struggle with resolutions—this post is for you.

Why do we proclaim the New Year as a time to kick old bad habits and/or replace them with new ones? It’s because, by nature, we humans are creatures of renewal.

Every breath we take swaps out carbon dioxide for oxygen.

Every beat of our heart carries that oxygen to every cell in our body.

Every day comes with a new start (unless we choose otherwise).

From sleeping to breathing to eating to reading to watching to moving; we are constantly renewed by our experience.

So, why do we lose steam with New Year’s Resolutions? Because we are human. And life on this rock is about trial and error. The secret to winning over error/failure/forgotten resolutions is no secret at all:

If you get knocked down 4 times, get up 5.

Treating hearing loss is also an opportunity for renewal. Most of us could hear clearly at one point in our lives. Growing older, noise exposure, or genetic traits might diminish our hearing. Hearing loss disconnects us from relationships that mean the most to us.

But, we can renew our connection with others.

Sleep on it, take a deep breath, and give us a call at 208-746-7022.

Happy New Year.

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