Almost everybody knows someone who has been affected by some degree of hearing loss. While hearing impairment can be the result of heredity, it also is a natural and graduated result of the aging process. It’s not uncommon for people suffering from hearing loss to be defensive or in denial about it. But, early evaluation and treatment is key to mitigating the consequences of hearing loss on long-term health and quality of life.
Hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the United States, following arthritis and heart disease. Approximately one third of Americans between ages 65 and 74 and nearly half of those over age 75 suffer from hearing loss. Left untreated, hearing loss can lead to isolation and physical and mental decline. Studies have shown that people with hearing loss, without hearing aids, experience more sadness, fear and anxiety than hearing aid users. Hearing loss has also been linked to memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease. It affects the whole family.
ARE YOU EXPERIENCING HEARING LOSS SYMPTOMS OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS?
- Asking others to repeat themselves
- Turning up the TV or radio to volume levels others find loud
- Having trouble understanding conversation in noisy places
- Feeling like other people mumble or slur their words
- Having trouble hearing women’s and children’s voices
- Having trouble hearing on the telephone
- Feeling more irritable or depressed
- Avoiding social situations that were once enjoyable
- Having difficulty following a fast-moving conversation
- Missing important information in meetings
- Being told by others that you have hearing loss
- Hearing Testing
- Balance Testing
- Hearing Aid Fitting and Optimization
- Vestibular Testing and Treatment for BPPV
- Hearing Aid Evaluations
- Custom Ear and Hearing Protection
- Custom Ear Pieces for iPods, MP3 players, and Bluetooth devices
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