Hearing Loss is Not Uncommon
More than 500 million people worldwide suffer from some degree of hearing loss. You might be one of them. If you are, a hearing aid can help you regain your hearing so you can live the life you’re used to. Hearing loss is popularly associated with advanced age. Though your chances of hearing loss do increase with age, a surprisingly high percentage of people with hearing loss are much younger than you’d think. Traffic, machinery, music, and TV all contribute to noisy environments that can cause hearing loss – at any age.
WHAT CAN BE DONE
If you think you may have hearing loss, the first step is to see a hearing care professional for a hearing test. The test will reveal whether you have hearing loss and what type it is. Should the test diagnose you with a hearing loss or tinnitus, your licensed hearing specialist can tell you whether it can be treated with a hearing instrument, and if so, which type of hearing instrument that suits you best.
TREATING HEARING LOSS
Delaying tough decisions is a natural reaction, but confronting hearing loss quickly will make it easier to deal with. The longer you leave it, the harder it is for your brain to comprehend certain sounds because it no longer hears them every day. Hearing aid technology prevents this deterioration of your ability to relearn to interpret sounds.
TAKE THE FIRST STEP
The first step towards treating your hearing loss is to visit any of our local hearing care professionals to get a hearing evaluation and establish the type of hearing loss you have.