People do so many things to compensate for hearing loss without even knowing it, but the fact remains that hearing loss is a growing medical condition that needs your attention. Consider the following:
IS HEARING LOSS COMMON? YES
Since the most recent previous survey in 2005, the number of hearing impaired people in the US increased from 31.5 million to 35 million, a nine percent increase in a period of time with just 4.5 percent population growth. This figure corresponds to 11.3 percent of the U.S. population. Additionally, 78 million rockin’ and rollin’ Baby Boomers are approaching, what used to be called, “senior adulthood” and could suffer from greater incidences of hearing loss.
IS HEARING LOSS SERIOUS? YES
Any time a bodily function is not working properly, we should consider it serious, but it is treatable. Clinical studies show that hearing loss can be effectively treated with hearing aids.
SHOULD I IGNORE IT? NO
Though hearing loss is not life threatening, clinical studies show that untreated hearing loss can negatively impact your job performance, you social life, your relationships with friends and family, and ultimately your physical well-being. So, don’t ignore it!
WHAT SHOULD I DO?
If you think that you or a family member has hearing loss, come in to South Suburban Hearing Health Center for a complete hearing evaluation. Strong evidence supports that the treatment of hearing loss improves quality of life.
WILL I NEED A HEARING AID?
It all depends on your hearing loss. Every case is different, our board certified specialists can talk to you about your options. If a hearing aid is recommended, there are many types, and today’s technology is very sophisticated and beneficial.