It’s a fact of life. As we age, so does our hearing. Most people over 65 experience a problem with hearing. In fact, one in three Americans ages 64 to 75 has some hearing loss, and for many of them, it’s enough to cause problems.
Hearing loss isn’t just inconvenient, but it’s also dangerous. The great news is that many of the dangers of hearing loss can be prevented with discreet hearing aids. Despite this, denial, fear, or embarrassment still prevent people from getting the help they need to continue enjoying life.
How can hearing loss be dangerous?
When people stop meeting friends and family because they can’t follow conversations they can become introverted and cut off from their loved ones. They can feel isolated or become depressed.
Studies show that leaving a hearing loss untreated can lead to cognitive decline. This could be because people communicate less and have less brain stimulation from sound.
If someone doesn’t follow their doctor’s advice because they can’t hear it, they could be in for some serious trouble. Especially if they end up taking too much or too little medication for an illness.
Accidents can happen when people don’t hear what’s going on around them. Having a good hearing aid fitted can reduce the risk of accidents.
Think you have some hearing loss? Don’t fight it!
If your hearing isn’t what it used to be, don’t fight against getting help. Hearing loss can reduce your quality of life when it’s not managed. The sooner you get proactive, the sooner you’ll be able to enjoy better hearing with hearing aids. Hearing aids are tiny nowadays, and many people will never realize you’re wearing them. There are even some totally invisible ones that sit inside your ear. Thanks to new technology, it’s easy to use Bluetooth to connect hearing aids directly to audio from things like your phone or TV.
Improve your quality of life with hearing aids
If you feel you have some hearing loss, getting your hearing tested by a professional audiologist can help. Having the right hearing aids allows you to stay connected to your friends and family and stay safe day-to-day. Our friendly team here at Acadian Hearing would love to help you hear better. Why not get in touch to see how we can help?
Dr. Heidi J. Sorrells obtained her doctorate degree from Salus University in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota. She is a certified Audiologist by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and she holds a Louisiana and a Texas Audiology License. Dr. Sorrells enjoys all aspects of working in a private practice audiology clinic but especially loves the challenges of vestibular (balance) assessment and rehabilitation.