If have a hearing loss, you are not alone. Millions and millions of Americans suffer with some degree of hearing loss, with estimates ranging from 30 – 36 million. Hearing loss is one of the most common health problems in the United States, just behind arthritis and heart disease. Unfortunately the average person waits a considerably long time before deciding the problem is bad enough to warrant a visit to a healthcare professional.
HERE ARE 10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD ADDRESS THE PROBLEM SOONER RATHER THAN LATER
- A new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine suggests that older people with compromised hearing are at risk of developing cognitive deficits — problems with memory and thinking — sooner than those whose hearing is intact.
- It’s a danger to you and others. If you have a hearing loss you do not hear warning signals as quickly as someone with normal hearing.
- It’s possible that your hearing loss is caused by a treatable medical condition.
- Your performance at work may be suffering.
- Hearing loss can lead to depression. A survey of 2,300 hearing impaired adults age 50 and older found that those with untreated hearing loss were more likely to report depression, anxiety, and paranoia compared to those who wear hearing aids.
- Your personal relationships may be suffering as you argue over what your spouse said and what you heard or the fact that the TV is turned up too loud.
- Hearing loss can lead to social isolation as you avoid going places where you know you’ll struggle to hear.
- Friends and family may avoid having conversations with you because they know you’re struggling to hear.
- Having a hearing loss is exhausting. Hour after hour, and day after day of trying to piece together what’s going on can be an emotionally and physically draining process.
- You’re over the age of 50. Nothing lasts forever including your hearing. Even if you think you aren’t having too much of a problem right now, a hearing test now can serve as a baseline for future tests.
Ignoring your problem hasn’t really been working, maybe its’ time to try another approach. Call us today, we know we can help get you started on your journey to better hearing.