Better hearing is possible.
Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss
Through hearing aids and other hearing treatment options, hearing better is possible. Knowing the benefits of managing hearing loss and knowing when you should make an appointment to find answers will help you get on the path to better hearing.
There are many benefits of treating hearing loss, including:
- Better relationships with family and friends
- Higher confidence levels
- Better communication with everyone around you
- Increased independence
- Higher self-esteem
- Comfortably manage tinnitus symptoms
Hearing Loss and Related Health Conditions
Did you know that your hearing is connected to your overall health and well-being?
In fact, hearing loss is closely related to other health conditions such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure. Those with sleep apnea are also more likely to have hearing loss partly because the blood flow to the ear is restricted.
Your hearing can also affect your balance. Those with hearing loss are more prone to slips and falls that can cause additional health issues.
As the ability to hear declines, so does the stimulation the brain receives. In older Americans, hearing loss has been associated with cognitive decline, brain shrinkage, speech recognition, and even dementia. Isolation is another effect of hearing loss, which can lead to difficulties with depression.
Thankfully, almost all hearing loss is treatable. With hearing aids, some conditions related to hearing loss can be prevented or treated appropriately.
Signs of Hearing Loss Quiz
When is it time to make an appointment with Kingston Audiology Center? This simple quiz can help get you started on your path to understanding your hearing health. If any of the five indicators below line up with your personal experience, then it might be time to make an appointment.
1. Does it often seem like people are mumbling?
2. Does your family tell you that you turn the TV up too loud?
3. Do you often have to ask people to repeat themselves?
4. Do you constantly hear a ringing or buzzing sound in your ears?
5. Do you have difficulty hearing during phone conversations?
6. Can you hear, but just not understand?
7. Do you often feel isolated from conversation, especially in group settings?
8. Do you have a significant history of noise exposure?
9. Do you have trouble hearing with a lot of background noise?
10. Is there a history of hearing loss in your family?