Hearing Loss and Your Overall Health
Health officials have recently discovered the correlation between hearing loss and other diseases. If left untreated, hearing loss can lead to a number of mental health issues, including depression, loneliness, and anxiety. Losing one’s hearing can be difficult, and it can be a significant stressor on relationships, marriages, and work productivity. Many studies have shown that those who have even mild hearing loss may earn less and have a harder time in the workplace.
According to the Hearing Loss Association of America, 48 million Americans live with hearing loss.
While it can happen at any age, the majority of cases occur in adults over the age of 50, since age is often an underlying cause.
Don’t Ignore Your Hearing Loss
While many people ignore hearing loss, it is not merely a “part of growing old.” Since it gets worse over time, ignoring it can be detrimental to your health. Statistics show that 86% of people with hearing loss don’t get help. At Beltone Tristate, we know treating hearing loss at the first sign can help preserve your hearing. That’s why we urge our patients to make an annual hearing test part of their wellness routine.
Gone are the days of clunky hearing devices. Beltone’s line of hearing aids are built for your active lifestyle – whether you want something that tucks discreetly into your ear or you need something a bit more extensive, each hearing device offers powerful assistance without being ostentatious.
Hearing Loss Symptoms
Though hearing loss can affect people of all ages, the symptoms that people experience are often the same:
- Trouble hearing telephone conversations
- Difficulty hearing conversations when two or more people are talking
- Ringing in one or both ears
- Needing to turn the television or radio volume up higher and higher
- Trouble hearing in noisy places like restaurants
- The need to have people repeat themselves
- People seem to mumble or not speak clearly
- Misunderstanding what others are saying
If you or a loved one has experienced any of these warning signs, scheduling a hearing test with Beltone Tristate can help alleviate them. Though it is possible that excessive earwax is causing your hearing loss, we will assess your hearing and let you know the best course of action. Our hearing test is a comprehensive exam that takes into account your lifestyle, symptoms, and level of hearing. We know that finding a hearing aid can be difficult, but our team will happily fit you with the right hearing aid for you. Call 888-685-0975 us today or fill out our online form to get started.