Laughter is good for you. Having a laugh is good for everyone. If you, or your loved ones, are losing your hearing then you may not be able to have as many laughs as usual or, simply just to hear the sounds of laughter. So you’ll just have to have a quiet chuckle to yourself unless you go and get your hearing checked. If you are losing your hearing then wearing a hearing aid will improve the quality of sounds you hear, including laughter, and make it easier for you to start having a laugh again.

Go On Have A Laugh

The positive emotions of laughing may be difficult to quantify but it’s for sure that it’s good for your body, and your soul. Laughter relaxes your whole body, it boosts your immune system, triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals, and even protects your heart with increased blood flow. Nothing diffuses anger, and conflict, faster than a shared laugh. A study in Norway found that people with a strong sense of humour outlived those who don’t laugh as much. So if you, or your loved ones, are losing your hearing then getting your hearing checked and wearing a hearing aid will help you have a good laugh, more often. Sound funny?

Stand Up Hearing Aids

After his first audition on America’s Got Talent, D.J. Demers was described as funny, original, and likable. He is now an award-winning, stand-up comedian, but he also has profound hearing loss. As a young child Demers had many ear infections and when his parents noticed his hearing loss they took him to an audiologist. He started wearing hearing aids in both ears at the age of four. Dreaming of being a comedian he finally gave stand-up a shot when he was 21. Now an established stand-up comedian, Demers can interact with his audiences but sometimes has difficulty hearing them on stage. Some of his jokes also cover the humorous situations that he faces because of his hearing loss. He laughs about sleeping like a baby with no distracting noises, and the quick transition between pillow talk with his girlfriend and silence when he takes out his hearing aids to go to sleep. Demers even embarked on the Here to Hear Comedy Tour aimed at “shattering stigmas and raising awareness about hearing loss through the power of laughter.” Now that is funny, isn’t it.

Whether you are a stand up comedian or not, getting your hearing checked and wearing a hearing aid will help you, and your loved ones, have a laugh and have a better quality of life.