Hearing Loss Impacts Your Health
In recent years it has become clear that how well you hear impacts the quality of your life. Untreated hearing loss has been tied to loneliness, increased anxiety, depression, and social disorders.
Studies have shown that even mild cases of hearing loss can affect relationships, mental health, and even increase your risk of facing cognitive conditions like Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. And now hearing loss has been shown to have a negative impact on work productivity and earning power.
Hearing loss can occur at any age, but the majority of hearing loss is found in adults ages 50+, because aging is a common underlying cause.
Getting Help Matters
Many people with hearing loss ignore their hearing problems, accepting it as part of “growing old.” The danger in ignoring hearing loss is that it only gets worse over time. Early detection and treatment of hearing loss lets you preserve your hearing, longer. That’s why medical professionals recommend adults ages 50+ receive annual hearing evaluations as part of routine wellness care.
The good news? Those who address their hearing loss with today’s advanced hearing aids lead better lives. They are much less likely to feel depressed, isolated or experience cognitive decline. A 2015 French scientific study concludes that hearing aids actually helped the hard of hearing stay mentally fit!
Let Beltone Help Improve Your Hearing Health
Recognizing the symptoms of hearing loss will help you identify if you are having a problem and should seek a hearing test:
- You have trouble hearing over the telephone
- It’s difficult to follow conversation when two or more people are talking
- There’s ringing in your ears
- People complain that you turn the TV or radio volume up too high
- You have to strain to understand conversation
- You have trouble hearing in noisy places like restaurants
- You consistently ask people to repeat themselves
- Many people you talk to seem to mumble or not speak clearly
- You misunderstand what others are saying and respond in a way that may embarrass you
If you are experiencing any of the above warning signs of hearing loss, call Beltone today and schedule a comprehensive hearing test. It’s very possible that your hearing loss may be caused by excessive earwax, and we will be the first to let you know if you do not need hearing help.
Should a hearing loss be found, our hearing care professionals will guide you through your options and help you select the best hearing devices for your hearing needs.
Schedule Your Free Hearing Test Today
If you are beginning to experience the symptoms of hearing loss or simply would like to have a baseline hearing screening, contact East Texas Beltone today and take the first step towards better hearing. Call (888) 575-2360 or use our online form to request your free hearing test, and learn what you can do to maintain your hearing health.