Our hearing professionals believe that every person, regardless of age, should benefit from the best hearing possible. We believe you are entitled to products, services and counseling to help you function more effectively in social, educational and occupational environments. We are dedicated to delivering all three.
Nearly 36 million Americans currently suffer from some degree of hearing loss. That number is expected to soar to an astounding 78 million by 2030. In fact, hearing loss is the third leading chronic health condition among Americans. Difficulty understanding conversation affects family and peer relationships, employment performance and interactions with healthcare professionals. As a result, quality of life, cognitive ability and emotional status suffer. Currently, only 1 in 5 Americans who could benefit from a hearing aid actually wears a device.
- 65% of people with hearing loss are below retirement age
- Hearing decline starts as early as 40 years of age
- 10 million Americans have suffered noise-induced hearing loss
- Only one in five people who could benefit from a hearing aid wears one
Effects of Untreated Hearing Loss
Many people put off getting help for their hearing loss because they think it’s insignificant – something they can deal with by simply turning the TV louder or asking friends to repeat themselves. But research has linked untreated hearing loss to significant issues such as:
- Irritability, negativism and anger
- Fatigue, tension, stress and depression
- Avoidance or withdrawal from social situations
- Social rejection and loneliness
- Reduced alertness and increased risk to personal safety
- Impaired memory and ability to learn new tasks
- Reduced job performance and earning power
- Diminished psychological and overall health
If you experience sudden or prolonged hearing loss with dizziness, fever or pain, please contact our office right away and schedule an appointment with one of our otolaryngologists. We'll conduct a physical examination as well as a hearing test to determine the type and severity of your hearing loss. We'll then recommend the best treatment.
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