Shining a Spotlight on Your Hearing Health as Part of ‘Louisiana’s Hearing Health Awareness Month’
Acadian Hearing is Offering Complimentary Hearing Screenings Throughout August
What is Louisiana’s Hearing Health Awareness Month?
This month-long program runs throughout August and is aimed at raising awareness for your hearing health throughout Louisiana.
With a recent NIDCD Epidemiology and Statistics study saying that: ‘One in eight people in the United States (13 percent, or 30 million) aged 12 years or older has hearing loss in both ears’ – it’s fair to say that the USA is undergoing a hearing crisis.
Yet, whereas we all often have our teeth checked, our cholesterol checked and our eyes tested, hardly any of us regularly have our hearing tested.
As Audiologists, one of our biggest frustrations is that we spend far too much time trying to help patients hearing when it’s too late, whereas if they would have had their hearing tested at an earlier date, we could have helped and done something about it.
What Signs of Hearing Loss Should You Be Looking Out For
Hearinghealth.com recently released a study that said:
‘People who first discover a hearing loss wait an average of 7 years to seek help with hearing aids. During this time, the hearing loss progresses, and the brain “forgets” how to hear sound properly’
Hearing loss is very gradual, nobody wakes up and discovers a hearing loss, it happens over months and years, often so gradual that it’s unnoticeable.
The first signs are usually simple things like missing parts of conversations, or struggling to hear others when there’s background noise – but most commonly, it’s your friends and loved ones that notice on your behalf.
What Causes Hearing Loss?
Hearing loss can have many different causes, but most commonly, it’s due to aging, with the greatest amount of hearing loss in the 60 to 69 age group.
Another common reason is noise exposure, whether shooting a gun without hearing protection, working in an industrial background or being around loud music – most worrying, it can take one single exposure to a loud noise to cause a sudden hearing loss.
It’s why taking preventive measures are always better than trying to reverse the irreversible at a later date.
Should I Have a Hearing Screening?
If you believe that you may have a hearing loss or you would simply like to rule it out, then it’s highly recommended to have a hearing screening.
They’re quick and painless – you’ll simply be asked to wear some headphones and be played some different noises, all you have to do is press a button when you hear a noise.
At the end of your screening, we’ll then be able to share the results with you.
COMPLIMENTARY HEARING SCREENINGS AT ACADIAN HEARING THROUGHOUT AUGUST
To support ‘Louisiana’s Hearing Health Awareness Month’ and to help you take the first step towards healthy hearing, we are offering complimentary hearing screenings throughout the month of August.
You can simply schedule your appointment by completing the form on this page or by calling our team at (337) 436-3277
You must have some concerns about your hearing or a loved ones hearing, or you would not be reading this page – I highly encourage you to make the right decision today and schedule your complimentary screening.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
The Acadian Hearing Team
SCHEDULE YOUR COMPLIMENTARY SCREENING
Schedule Your Complimentary Hearing Screening
Throughout the month of August, we’re offering complimentary hearing screenings as part of ‘Lousiana’s Hearing Health Awareness Month’.
You can schedule your screening by completing this form, or by calling our office at (337) 436-3277