One of the greatest joys in life is talking to your loved ones. Around the world, no matter the people, the culture, or even the language, humankind is built to communicate with others. Although our conversations may sound different from language to language, what doesn’t change is our laugh, our love and our desire to socialize with friends and family.
HearingLife recognizes the importance of hearing life’s precious moments, which is why we offer complimentary Universal Translation Services, allowing us to help more people hear better in over 200 languages.
Our complimentary Universal Translation Service can assist customers over the phone, via video call or in-office, allowing anyone, regardless of language, to access HearingLife’s amazing personalized hearing healthcare services.
Hearing Around the Globe
All our hearing care professionals can access the Universal Translation Service when requested or needed by a customer. The translator is briefed by the hearing care provider on the discussion, what they wish to accomplish on the call and any special instructions.
A language barrier should not keep you from taking the first step toward better hearing. According to the United States Census Bureau, more than 60 million people in the United States speak a language other than English at home. A language translator helps to ease any anxiety or concern you may have about communicating with the hearing care provider. You can take comfort in knowing that you will be able to communicate with our professional staff.
We also offer complimentary American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters, available via video and in-office. To take advantage of an ASL translator, please provide your local HearingLife office with at least 48 hours’ notice.
Hearing Loss Happens in All Cultures
Although HearingLife operates primarily as an English-speaking company, we recognize that hearing loss can affect everyone, regardless of language. According to the World Health Organization, by 2050, at least 2.5 billion people worldwide are projected to have some degree of hearing loss, and at least 700 million will require hearing rehabilitation.1 In the United States alone, one in eight people aged 12 years or older has hearing loss in both ears.2
If you or a loved one are suffering from hearing loss, HearingLife can provide you with the support you need. With nearly 650 offices in 42 states, our licensed hearing care experts can connect you with the hearing care you need. Find a location near you today, and stay connected to all you love.
2Lin FR, Niparko JK, Ferrucci L. Hearing Loss Prevalence in the United States. Arch Intern Med. 2011;171(20):1851–1853. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2011.506