It’s estimated that hearing aids could positively change the quality of life for nearly 30 million Americans. Yet, fewer than one in three people aged 70 and older have ever used them.
Hearing loss affects physical and emotional health in many ways. Having the knowledge needed to understand the causes, prevention, and solution choices are essential to making the right decisions for you or a loved one.
Each person’s hearing loss is unique to them, like a fingerprint. Finding a solution will never be a one size fits all approach. A comprehensive hearing evaluation can establish what type of hearing loss an individual is experiencing and determine the best solution.
If hearing loss is suspected due to damage or other issues, remember protecting the hearing you have left is imperative. If hearing loss is left untreated, the damage can become quite serious to a person’s emotional and physical health. In some cases, long-term untreated hearing loss can push a person’s hearing into an uncorrectable level. Your hearing is just too important to put off.
One of the first steps to knowledge is simply asking questions.
What is hearing loss? Can it be hereditary? Can it be prevented? Can cleaning my ears with cotton swabs cause hearing loss? When are signs of hearing loss bad enough to see a hearing professional?
Finding answers on your own can sometimes be difficult. That’s why we’ve developed a comprehensive “Consumer’s Guide to Hearing Aids.”
For the first time, the guide is now being offered as a free downloadable eBook.