Sooner is better
Over time, reduced stimulation to your ears and brain can actually impair the brain’s ability to process sound and recognize speech. The more speech recognition deteriorates, the more difficult it is to recover. When you can’t hear what’s going on around you, your mental sharpness suffers.
If you feel you or a loved one has an issue with hearing loss, the sooner you take action to contact a hearing doctor the sooner you put a stop to many negative effects possible from hearing loss. In not putting off contacting a hearing doctor, the sooner you or your loved one can begin to regain sharpness, confidence and control.
Seven reasons to treat hearing loss
Research by the non-profit National Council on Aging concluded that hearing loss treatment is shown to:
- Improve earning power
- Improve communication in relationships
- Improve intimacy and warmth in family relationships
- Improve ease in communication
- Improve emotional stability
- Improve sense of control over life events
- Improve physical health
We can help find local help
If you think you or someone you know has hearing loss, the next step is an easy one — confirm it by seeing a hearing healthcare professional.
No matter which type of hearing doctor you or your loved one consults with, whether it is an audiologist, an ENT doctor or a hearing aid specialist; it’s important to see someone who specializes in hearing problems when it comes to hearing help. Seeing a hearing doctor when you suspect a problem can help stop larger issues from occurring later in life.
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