Famous American Jurist Oliver Wendell-Holmes once said: “It is the province of knowledge to speak. And it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.”
Any leader will tell you, the most important skill you need to be successful is to know not only how to listen, but how to listen effectively. Listening to staff is the key to being trusted, admired and respected. When done well, listening creates an environment of safety and transparency. In turn, this breeds a rare and highly valuable thing that is vital to business growth: loyalty.
With this in mind, it is certainly a big deal if your hearing is being negatively affected by medical challenges. Despite their undue stigma, modern hearing aids are able to effectively and efficiently improve hearing substantially, giving the power to be a truly great listener and therefore a truly great leader.
Let’s have a look at some of the benefits of hearing aids for today’s leaders.
Impress your colleagues with hearable technology.
You can be the most technologically-forward person at a meeting. New hearing aids have the ability to seamlessly and automatically connect to digital devices via the internet or Bluetooth. Jump from a conference call to a Skype video meeting without losing a single, vital word said by your client or colleague. Forget hands-free, hearing aids are so tiny they appear to be device-free!
This technology is advancing at a rapid rate. Very soon, hearing aids will track your activity, monitor your health, provide you with directions, play music, update you on traffic and much more. Hearing aids have the ability to put you one step ahead of the rest in the future.
Pssst! They won’t even notice.
If you aren’t the type to loudly announce your new hearing aid to your colleagues and would rather just keep it to yourself, you’re in luck. Hearing aid technology has become so advanced that these digital devices are now practically invisible; sitting right inside your ear. In fact, most people will not notice them unless they are clearly pointed out. Your secret is safe with us.
If you believe you may be experiencing the first signs of hearing loss and you’re concerned that this may be affecting your listening skills at work, contact Louisana’s leading hearing specialists now on (337) 436 3277 to book your hearing screening. Be the leader you were born to be.
Dr. Heidi J. Sorrells obtained her doctorate degree from Salus University in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota. She is a certified Audiologist by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and she holds a Louisiana and a Texas Audiology License. Dr. Sorrells enjoys all aspects of working in a private practice audiology clinic but especially loves the challenges of vestibular (balance) assessment and rehabilitation.