Hearing loss is a very common ailment for the average American adult. Even despite this, only one in five people with hearing damage take steps to address or remedy the problem.
Since permanent hearing damage cannot be reversed, it is imperative prevent damage before it becomes too severe. The best way to do this is detect it early and put a treatment plan in place before it becomes noticeable.
What if I don’t know I have hearing loss?
Since hearing loss is very common as we age, the best thing to do is set up regular hearing screenings with an audiologist. Hearing screenings are simple: just go into the office once a hear to have your hearing checked. It’s quick and painless, and these tests can detect even very minor hearing damage: even before you ever notice it. The results of the hearing evaluation can tell you your level of hearing damage and the next steps to take.
Hearing aids are a great technology to use, and most people with hearing damage will benefit from their use. Hearing aids can reestablish hearing ability, which will benefit not only your everyday convenience and independence, but will also facilitate normal communication, benefit your social life and help you to enjoy entertainment again.
Adults in the U.S. who suffer from hearing loss wait an average of 7-10 years before seeking any treatment. That’s a shame, because early detection is key to preventing further loss. The best strategy is to be proactive: seek prevention now to ward off treatment later.
Hearing aids can be expensive, since are not often covered by health plans. Think of it as an investment: you can invest in your health and in your life now, and it will pay off in the long run.
Here are some reasons to consider investing in hearing aids sooner rather than later:
Overall health is affected by hearing.
Many health issues are related to hearing loss. Heart disease, cognitive decline and dementia are only a few of the serious problems correlated with hearing damage.
Having hearing loss can also result in social isolation and apprehension in public. We all know that stress is not good for overall health, and this kind of stress can also lead to anxiety, depression, and anger issues.
Decreased brain stimulation from hearing loss leads to cognitive decline and dementia. Vertigo and other balance problems can also result because of the imbalance of inner ear fluids with some types of hearing damage.
Emotional well-being and social life can be improved with hearing aids.
Misunderstandings between friends and family members can put strain on relationships and affect your social life negatively. The best way to keep your valued relationships strong is healthy communication. People who suffer from unaddressed hearing damage may become socially isolated as a result.
Restore communication with your friends and family and get your relationships back!
Your independence may also suffer. Navigating the world is very dependent on being able to hear, so those with hearing often become more dependent on others. Losing independence can result in depression and feeling out of control of your own life.
Get your hearing back and restore your independence!
Restored hearing may benefit you financially.
Restoring normal hearing using hearing aids may also help you professionally.
Think about it: if communication at work is difficult, you may experience reduced job performance, which can lead to demotions or decreases in income.
Your job is made even more difficult by cognitive decline as a result of hearing loss. You may experience difficulty learning new things, further impacting your career. When you look at it this way, you can’t afford not to invest in hearing aids!
The first step to halting hearing loss and preventing further damage is to recognize your situation. Come in today for a hearing screening and formulate a strategy to train your brain to listen actively and effectively.
Diablo Hearing Services 2301 Camino Ramon, STE 106 San Ramon (925) 394-4646