Is hearing loss affecting you or someone you love?
Hearing loss is a major public health issue that is the third most common physical condition after arthritis and heart disease. This hearing loss commonly begins gradually, often in the 40’s, and people tend to ignore the symptoms – hoping they will go away.
Because hearing loss is an invisible condition we cannot see it, only its effects: these effects may be interpreted by others as aloofness, confusion, or even personality changes. Waiting too long to address a hearing problem can be dangerous, especially if you are young. Hearing issues shut the sufferer out from life and can complicate other conditions like dementia or tinnitus.
Don’t wait until it is too late.
Studies have shown that people with hearing loss that do not use hearing aids experience more sadness, fear and anxiety than hearing aid users. They reduce their social activities, become emotionally unstable and have trouble concentrating.
On the other hand, studies also show that hearing aid users experience a dramatically increased quality of life as soon as they start using a hearing aid. They maintain better family relationships, have more self-confidence and experience more independence and security.
If hearing loss is not corrected, it can result in physical issues such as tiredness or fatigue, headaches, vertigo and stress.
The described symptoms are not always caused by untreated hearing loss, but they are observed in many cases. If you experience hearing loss and recognize some of the symptoms described above, you should contact your medical professional.
Hearing better does not have to be difficult.
Many people often become confused by today’s wide variety of hearing aid solutions, including the different types of hearing professionals that are available to help with your hearing aid. It is important that you get the best advice from the person who will be programming and servicing your hearing aid.
Did you know that not all hearing professionals are the same?
Be sure to see a qualified audiologist, like the professionals here at Decibels Audiology and Hearing Aid Center – a Naples Florida Audiology based hearing care provider.
An audiologist is a healthcare expert who focuses on all aspects of audiology, i.e. the science of hearing. An audiologist offers services in connection with preventing hearing loss, evaluation and rehabilitation, selection and fitting of hearing aids and other related issues such as communication or balance problems. The science of hearing loss in children is a separate field and this service is usually provided by specialist pediatric audiologists.