A Quiet Challenge

Hearing loss affects millions of people worldwide, yet it often remains an overlooked health issue. The importance of recognizing and addressing hearing loss is crucial to good health.

Hearing loss not only affects our ability to communicate effectively but can also lead to social isolation and reduced quality of life. It can result from various factors, including aging, exposure to loud noise, medications, and underlying health conditions.

Protecting your hearing is essential. We recommend using ear protection in noisy environments, and practicing safe listening habits when using headphones or attending events. Early detection and treatment can also make a significant difference in managing hearing loss.

Seeking support from audiologists and utilizing hearing aids can greatly enhance one’s hearing abilities. It’s essential to remember that hearing loss is not a sign of weakness, but a condition that can be managed with the right tools and support.

Healing Hugs,



  1. NC DHHS: Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
    1. Email: [email protected]
    2.  Telephone:
      1. 919-527-6930 (Voice)
      2. 1-800-851-6099 (Voice)
      3. 919-715-0933 (TTY)
      4. 919-890-0859 (Videophone)
  2. Find an Audiologist with the American Academy of Audiology
  3. HearingLife
    1. Office: 856 Sweeten Creek Road, Unit B, Asheville, NC 28803
    2. Phone: (828) 417-3065
    3. Email: [email protected]
  4. The Hearing Center of Asheville
    1. Office: One Vanderbilt Park Drive, Suite 110, Asheville, NC
    2. Phone: (828) 277-1000
  5. The Hearing Guy
    1. Office: 863 Hendersonville Road Suite 121 Asheville, NC 28803
    2. Telephone: (828)274-6913