Let’s start with one shocking statistic:
Why is it better to get on top of hearing loss sooner rather than later? Hearing loss can have an effect in five areas of your life, and if you can avoid these effects, so much the better for you.
More and more studies, including one by John Hopkins Medicine, has connected untreated hearing loss with mental decline, including increased anxiety and depression, accelerated brain shrinkage, and even dementia. This is probably the scariest of the outcomes and there’s still a lot of research to be done.
Research has shown that people with untreated hearing loss are three times as likely to have a fall as people without. Yes, falls do become more prevalent as people get older as does the prevalence of hearing loss. But simply treating that hearing loss reduces your chances of falling by two thirds. And as we know, the repercussions of falls become more and more severe the older we get.
This was a surprise to me as well. but untreated hearing loss can affect your income and your career as well. Studies have shown people with untreated hearing loss on average earn less than those without and were also nearly twice as likely to be unemployed.
This one is self-evident. If you can’t hear it you can’t avoid it!
Many complaints about hearing loss come not from the sufferers, but from their partners. The inability to engage, to follow the conversation, or to simply withdraw is a big concern and can have a dramatic impact on relationships. We joke about ‘selective hearing’ but in the end the joke wears thin and frustration sets in and can fester.
It’s as simple as getting your hearing clinically assessed by a qualified audiologist like Clarity Hearing + Balance. Depending on the level and type of hearing loss your audiologist can then make recommendations on how you can best help your hearing.
These options may include some simple situational listening strategies, assistive listening devices eg headphones and the like for some situations, hearings aids, or a combination of all three.
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