Hearing loss can be subtle—so subtle that it is common for people to disregard their hearing loss for more than 10 years before seeking treatment.¹
Unfortunately, the longer you wait your hearing nerves and the areas of the brain responsible for hearing are deprived of sounds and start to weaken.
The earlier you can detect hearing loss the better chance of improving your hearing through the use of a hearing aid. The longer you wait, the more difficult it may be to hear well again. Unsure about your hearing? Ask your primary care physician or Ear, Nose & Throat physician about scheduling a hearing test.
Consider these five benefits to treating hearing loss sooner rather than later:
- Relationships: Relationships rely on good communication. Hearing loss can hinder the potential for responsiveness, but using hearing aids is the start to repairing communication.
- Earnings: Hearing is critical to meeting one’s full potential at work. Studies show that risk of income loss can be reduced by using hearing aids.²
- Cognitive skills: Studies show that seniors with hearing loss are more prone to dementia, but by using hearing aids, they likely can improve their cognitive skills.²
- Happiness: Hearing loss can make people feel frustrated and alone. Restoring the ability to engage socially and live confidently boosts quality of life.
- Self-confidence: Using hearing aids to bring back the gift of sound can improve one’s sense of control and self-confidence.
Concerned about your hearing? Call our office at (316) 684-2838 to schedule a hearing test & sit down with one of our experienced Audiologists or Hearing Instrument Specialists. We would love to help answer any questions you may have and educate you about hearing loss.
¹ American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (AHSA). Untreated Hearing Loss in Adults—A Growing National Epidemic, Accessed April 2016. ² Better Hearing Institute (BHI). Addressing Hearing Loss Proves Win-Win for Both Employer and Employee. Accessed May 2015.