What are you thankful for? It’s a question in lots of people’s minds at this time of year.

At Cornerstone Audiology, we’re thankful for the technology that has transformed so many of our patients’ lives. With advanced hearing aids, we’ve seen our patients enjoy all that life has to offer. Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and we hope you’ll be taking in all the sounds of the festive season to create memories that last a lifetime.

So for a change, rather than focusing on the challenges of hearing loss, let’s focus on the wonderful sounds that Thanksgiving brings this merry season.

Ding dong

The sound of guests at the door; family, relatives, old friends and new, all ready and eager to join you in giving thanks.

 

The opening number

It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without the Macy’s Day Parade, a Thanksgiving institution since 1924. The first notes of the opening number always get things off to a roaring start. My sister and I used to get up early to watch the parade while my mother and grandmothers were up getting lunch going in the kitchen.

 

The game

Whether you’re a big fan of the football or not, somehow we all end up crowded around the TV, rapt with attention at the thrill of the game, with the cheers of the crowd and the lively commentators adding to the excitement.

 

Thanks, of course

While much of Thanksgiving dinner may be a chorus of overlapping conversations, the giving of thanks is a special moment where we each graciously listen to each other’s touching words.

 

That wishbone crack

It’s turkey time and that competitive streak comes out as those wishbones get tugged with a satisfying crack.

 

The laughter

When good friends and family get together, laughter ensues. Whether it’s a well-told wisecrack from the comedian in the family or the hilarity of that slightly eccentric uncle, cousin or friend. It feels good to hear those chuckles.

 

The arguments

Sometimes the arguments can be just as fun as the jokes. The same old bickering between the old married couples at the table or the teasing between siblings that gets under the skin of angst-ridden teenagers. Somehow it makes those memories all the more cherished.

 

Those ‘belly full’ groans

Stuffed to the brim of Thanksgiving dinner, the belt buckles get loosened, the shoulders slump and the sated groans of full tummies fill the air.

 

Those famous lines

Unable to shift from the couch thanks to a hearty meal, everyone draws comfort from watching that family favorite on TV. You all know the lines by heart but it’s still so much fun to watch it together, whether its Miracle on 34th Street or Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.

Make sure you don’t miss out on all the wonderful sounds of Thanksgiving this year. Get your hearing in good shape with a hearing evaluation at Cornerstone Audiology.

By the way, one of our biggest blessings is you. Thanks for being a patient at Cornerstone!