There are social, emotional and medical signs of a hearing loss for yourself and loved ones. It’s too easy to stick your head in a hole in the ground and ignore the signs. A hesitancy to reach out for help is not unusual. But it’s important to note what our friends tell us that with our heads in that hole, while another vital body part is fully exposed. So, let’s avoid the awkwardness of that scenario. Here are some of the loss signals you may recognize:
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, please consider a visit for our audiology services. Audiology is the highest level of hearing healthcare you can find, and our audiologists can test, diagnose and help manage your potential hearing issue, no matter your age. We know your first visit may be intimidating, and we can assure you that it is remarkably similar to visiting any other medical professional.
If you continue to try and avoid a possible issue with hearing loss, the implications are unpleasant and uncomfortable as well. The consequences of doing so are often physiological, social and emotional.
Friends, hearing loss, is not an “old age” issue, it can touch any life, any gender, race, and age. Some of the things you may experience if you continue to neglect your hearing include:
Be aware of situations you place yourself in that may be harming your hearing. Events and other things like: power tools, music concerts, car races or other sporting events, motorcycles, firearms, boats, bars and dance clubs, law enforcement, emergency medical professionals, factory or construction work, mining or farming. These are all fun events and needed occupations, and we certainly don’t intend to discourage anyone from participating. We do suggest you consider wearing some hearing protection in these circumstances.
Please don’t allow any of the following myths associated with hearing the loss enter your mind:
Take action today by contacting our office can not only help to prevent further loss, but can likely improve what you hear today.