Health and Hearing loss
Hearing is an essential part of communication. It involves the ability to detect and make sense of sound in our environment. A decline in hearing ability can lead to increased communication difficulty in all settings, especially background noise. Many people report being able to HEAR, but not UNDERSTAND. These symptoms mostly present themselves gradually; therefore people find themselves compensating for many years before actually getting tested. In certain instances, hearing loss can be sudden and should be diagnosed and treated immediately!
Many people are aware that their hearing has deteriorated but are reluctant to seek help. Perhaps they don’t want to acknowledge the problem, are embarrassed by what they see as a weakness, or believe that they can “get by” without using a hearing aid. And, unfortunately, too many people wait years, even decades, to address the effects of hearing loss before getting treatment.
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.
August 21, 2018 Health and Hearing loss
Staying young and aging gracefully are frequent topics when it comes to Baby Boomers. A recent study from the Vital Brain Aging Program at the Neurosciences Institute, Hoag Hospital, reports: “Depression continues to be a major issue in the aging community, and it usually goes undetected and untreated. Depression leads to isolation, worsening of existing medical conditions and poor self-care.” The study also mentioned that depression is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease.