Getting Old Ain't for Sissies - Family Hearing Aid Center Big Island
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Family Owned And Operated Since 1980

Hilo

Kailua-Kona

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Family Owned And Operated Since 1980

Hilo

Kailua-Kona

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Family Owned And Operated Since 1980

Hilo

Kailua-Kona

This is one of my most favorite quotes from when I met Art Linkletter and heard him speak. I’ve quoted it many times to patients over the years since I started fitting hearings aids in 1975. And boils down to this: getting old requires having a spirit to participate in life. When you’re young it comes naturally. When you’re old, you have to work at it. But then everything is harder when you’re old.

One of the most challenging aspects of life is trying to remain independent as you age. When you take someone’s independence, you’re taking away something of who they think they are. For example, tell someone who drives that they can’t drive anymore and you’ll see a tremendous change in who they think are, what they think they can do and what they might accomplish in life. I’ve experienced this with thousands of patients.

But many times I get to be a part of the solution because our work reverses one of the effects of aging, hearing loss. And when the fit and acoustics are just right, you can watch the physical change of youth in a patient’s appearance. The vibrancy immediately washes over them when they realize that they can hear and understand. I think it’s a forgotten sensation. They regain independence; they regain a sense of who they were. A brightness and a confidence comes back. They realize,” It’s not me, it’s just my hearing.” I can’t tell you how many people have come to me thinking they were in the early stages of dementia and all it was…was a hearing loss. And they “got cured” overnight.

Top Ten Fears of Older Adults

  1. Loss of Independence
  2. Declining health
  3. Running out of money
  4. Not being able to live at home
  5. Death of a spouse or other family member
  6. Inability to manage daily living
  7. Not being able to drive
  8. Isolation and loneliness
  9. Strangers caring for them
  10. Fear of falling

YOUR TOP RATED & NEW FAVORITE HEARING SPECIALIST IN HILO AND KAILUA-KONA, HI...

I was very impressed by the quality of the care and the exemplary service that I and my family received! I highly recommend them! They use a variety of tests and spend the time to explain everything to you and they answer your questions very patiently! Mahalo!!! - Barony barony hawaii 5 star review

Came in yesterday for my mother due to an ad invite for a new hearing device and instead got more than we came for, a thorough ear/hearing tests and insurance options expert advice without sales pitch hint. Dr. Wesley Nakamura's patience and knowledge made us feel comfortable and he genuinely wants to help us, putting our best interest first. Neat and clean office with super friendly staff! Too bad Yelp only got 5 stars when I could easily give it a 10! Thank you Wes and the staff !!! Aloha! - Andy andy hawaii 5 star review

I took a hearing test there and had the best experience ever! Dr. Nakamura is really generous, friendly, and heartwarming. He made sure if I felt comfortable when I am in the small room for the hearing test. He knows well with hearing aids and he fixed feedback of my hearing aid like in 5 minutes. The feedback bothered me for a long time but it got so much better. He speaks Japanese very well, too. I would definitely come back to here if I ever get a problem with my hearing aids. Thank you so much!! - Manae mane hawaii 5 star review

*The reviews listed are from actual patients of our Audiology office. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

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Our Hilo Office
417 Kilauea Ave. Suite B-7
Hilo HI 96720

Phone: 808.219.0657

Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm

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Our Kailua-Kona Office
75-169 Hualalai Rd. Suite 302
Kailua-Kona HI 96740

Phone: 808.201.6884

Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm

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