May is a great time of year for many reasons–the rain has died down, the sun is shining and summer is right around the corner! But did you know that May is also Better Hearing Month? We hope you have taken this opportunity to educate and inform your friends and loved ones as well as yourselves!
Below are some vital hearing loss facts for those who do wear hearing devices as well as those who do not:
- 1 in 3 people over the age of 60 have hearing loss
- 1 in 2 people over the age of 85 have hearing loss
- Untreated hearing loss can lead to depression, anxiety, paranoia, and poor social relationships
- Hearing aids can improve cognitive function in those with hearing loss
- Approximately 36 million Americans suffer from hearing loss
- More than half of the people with hearing loss are younger than 65!
These facts are only the beginning of the wealth of knowledge that exists about hearing loss and the importance of taking care of hearing loss if symptoms begin to arise. One of the biggest things to know if you are experiencing hearing loss is that you are not alone! There are so many others out there going through the same experience as you are and there is a whole hearing loss community out there waiting for you.
Better Hearing Month does not stop when June rolls around–any month can be a better hearing month! The important thing is to take the opportunity to make your life better by knowing the facts, knowing your hearing health status, getting help if you need it, and taking all the preventative measures to stop any Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL).
If you do not know the status of your hearing health or if you believe you are experiencing symptoms of hearing loss, do not wait to make your life better! Stay connected to your friends and family and stay in the conversation by simply coming in and getting your hearing checked. There are so many technologies to help hearing loss now, do not wait another day to find a solution. Call us today to schedule your free hearing test!
Source: American Academy of Audiology
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