August 2, 2023
The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders states,
approximately, 1 in 3 people in the United States between the ages of 65 and 74 has hearing loss and nearly half of those older than 75 have difficulty hearing.
In addition to those already mentioned, symptoms of hearing loss include:
When you are experiencing hearing challenges, the most important thing to do is seek professional advice. The worst thing to do is nothing.
There are several things that can cause hearing loss in adults, some include:
A comprehensive hearing assessment includes a thorough case history, an external ear check, questions about your hearing challenges and multiple beep and word tests. This assessment will determine if a hearing loss is present and identify other specific information about your hearing loss like:
Your HCP will review your results, answer your questions, and make recommendations about your next steps.
Don’t put off having your hearing checked because there are several consequences to untreated hearing loss. Paying attention to your hearing is one component of healthy aging. In fact, treatment of hearing loss was found to be the largest modifiable risk factor for developing dementia as reported by the Lancet Commission in 2017. The Lancet is an internationally trusted source of clinical, public health, and global health knowledge.
To schedule your baseline hearing test with one of our Hearing Healthcare Providers, contact us today.