Hearing Loss Health for Men


Hearing loss related to health issues affect men and women differently. Here are 6 important facts men should now about hearing health.

  1. Hearing impairments are more common in men than in women.
  2. Hearing loss can increase the risk for depression in adults, especially in 18 to 69-year-olds.
  3. Use of pain relievers, aspirin, NSAIDs or acetaminophen can increase the risk of hearing impairment for men, even more so for younger men. See the study here.
  4. According to the Better Hearing Institute, unaddressed hearing problems can result in decreased earnings. The study showed people with untreated hearing loss lose as much as $30,000 in annual income, depending on the degree of the loss, and that those who use hearing aids, reduced the risk of income loss by 90 to 100 percent for mild loss and 65 to 77 percent with severe to moderate loss.
  5. Diabetes makes it twice as likely that you’ll develop hearing loss.
  6. Men listen differently than women! Read more here.

These are only some of the things men should be aware of where hearing health is concerned. Take care of your hearing—practice safe listening methods, get annual hearing tests and monitor other health concerns that could result in hearing loss. For more information or to schedule an appointment, Contact Us.

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