October 17, 2018 Hearing Loss
Could untreated hearing loss be costing you money? A study conducted by the Better Hearing Institute discovered that untreated hearing loss can have significant financial consequences. According to their study, people with untreated hearing loss can lose as much as $30,000 a year, depending on their degree of hearing loss.
Research continues to tell us about hearing health’s connection with whole-body health. An inability to hear affects you socially, mentally, and physically, making it important to know where your hearing health stands.
Healthy hearing isn’t just about your ears; it’s about your brain. If your inner ear or ears aren’t allowing sound information to reach your brain, it causes your brain to have to work harder to understand what’s being said.
Over 36 million American adults have some degree of hearing loss. That is over 4 times the amount of people who live in New York City. In response to this growing number the American Academy of Audiology has launched National Audiology Awareness Month each October, and Tustin Hearing Center is here to help!
September 28, 2018 Health and Hearing loss
Over the last few years one of the hot topics in the world of Audiology is the link between hearing loss and cognitive decline. As we age, the importance of regular doctor visits and check-ups become increasingly more important for preventative care. However, hearing loss is often overlooked because it is an invisible ailment. Additionally, if not prompted by your physician, most individuals don’t think to bring it up or don’t think it’s important enough to bring attention to.
Hearing aids are like shoes. Each person needs a specific size shoe to fit their foot, and each person needs a unique hearing aid program to ensure that the hearing aid is “just right” for their needs. But how do you know what you really need in a hearing aid—not want—need? Here are five questions you should ask during a hearing appointment to make sure you’re getting a hearing aid that’s “just right” for you!