Did You Know …..
· Hearing loss can shut you out from your family
Your sense of hearing is a vital link to your world – a source of pleasure, information, and communication.
If you have a hearing loss you can take control of the situation. Hearing loss should not get in the way of enjoying your life.
· Hearing well keeps you healthy and safe
Hearing Contributes to personal safety, emotional well-being, and independence. Through your hearing you are able to communicate directly with others and experience the sounds in you environment.
It’s no wonder that hearing loss can be a challenge! Studies have linked the effects of hearing loss to stress, depression, dementia, isolation, reduced earning power, and even health issues. But thanks to major strides in the field of hearing care, there are solutions for you that can Improve your life.
· You are not alone
More than 15% of the US population has hearing loss that affects every day life. That’s more than 37 million people!
We commonly associate hearing loss with advancing age, but that’s not the whole picture. Although hearing loss is common in older adults, affecting approximately 30% of people over the age of 60, hearing changes can occur in one’s 30’s and 40’s. A surprising fact is that 65% of individuals with hearing loss are below retirement age.
· Hearing loss sneaks up on you
Because hearing loss occurs so gradually, it may be hard to recognize a change in one’s own hearing. Often it’s a friend, co-worker, or family member that points it out. It may be hard to believe it’s happening to you.
If you suspect that your hearing may be changing, it is up to you to be alert to the signs and have your hearing tested by a qualified professional. After all, people get their eyes tested and their teeth checked on a regular basis, so why not look after your ears too?
Consider the importance of hearing sounds around you. You can get help and get so much more out of life.
· Regular exposure to noise may accelerate hearing loss
The risk intensifies with greater decibel levels and longer exposure. Levels of 80 dB and greater present a significant risk to your hearing.
· Noises and sounds you hear are actually a blend of different pitches or frequencies.
Some sounds are high pitched, such as the consonants ‘f’, ‘s’, or ‘t’. Others are low pitched, such as vowels ‘a’, and’u’.
Everyone’s hearing loss is unique, so the challenge is finding the correct blend or prescription of the right pitches, each with the right volume, that will help reach the maximum potential of an individual to hear and understand the best they possibly can.
· Today’s “Brain Hearing” treatment technology is crazy cool!
Hearing recovery treatments of today can not only bring back much of the lost frequencies (and the correct volume of those frequencies), but they also scan your environment hundreds of times per second to give your brain the best signal to noise ratio (think: speech in a noisy place), giving you the very best chance at understanding people!