I know how it is. We Montanans are pretty tough people. Sometimes we are outright stubborn. We might have something that is bothering us, but we just drive on anyway. We "suck it up and deal with it."

I gotta tell you about this Vietnam veteran I ran into last week. He was telling me how he hadn't heard out of one of his ears for nearly two decades. But last week he couldn't contain his excitement. A friend had finally convinced him that he needed to do something about his hearing. Bottom line: he ends up getting this brand new hearing aid, and he was amazed at what a game changer it was.

We went out to his pickup truck, and there it was: the case for his brand new Signia NX hearing aid. Signia NX is a newly released 100 percent digital, high-definition hearing device. He had to show it to me because he was that excited about his new ability to hear.

Do you have a parent, grandparent, or a friend who definitely needs to get their ears checked, or needs to get a better hearing aid? Are they just "sucking it up and dealing with it?" If so, I would highly encourage you to contact My Hearing Centers at 406-206-3358. You can also check out their website at MyHearingCenters.com They may say they are fine, but imagine how much you could help out their quality of life by making the call.

If you give a call to My Hearing Centers, your family member or friend can try out the new Signia NX hearing aids risk free for 30 days. Even if they already have a hearing aid that is only 2 or 3 years old, they will be amazed at the new technology. Why not just give it a try?