We hear it from our patients all the time: “A little hearing loss is no big deal.” And sure, when compared to vision loss, gradual
hearing loss is easier to deal with, work around and put off. But make no mistake, untreated hearing impairment can quickly turn into a “big deal” — which may have serious consequences to your physical health and overall quality of life.
You’ll find many studies that support the negative impacts of hearing loss. Here are just a few*:
- Older adults with impaired hearing may have a shorter lifespan than those without hearing problems.
- Adults with hearing problems are more likely to develop dementia than those without.
- People with mild hearing loss are three times more likely to have a history of falling.
- Hearing impairment negatively impacts the average household income up to $12,000 per year, on average.
Early treatment can keep risks at bay
The good news is, treating hearing loss can help negate almost every risk. Even better? Hearing aid technology is more advanced than ever. But it’s important to act sooner rather than later, as science shows that the longer hearing loss treatment is put off, the harder and less certain recovery is.
Get a hearing screening
If you’ve been putting off treatment — or think you may have a loss but aren’t quite sure — now is a great time to take charge of your hearing health. Call for a COMPLIMENTARY Hearing Evaluation for yourself or a loved one: (770) 450-6508.