Hearing Loss

Hearing health education.

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Hearing Loss
and Your Health

Hearing plays a large role in overall health and well-being. Untreated hearing loss is connected to many other aspects of our health including cognition, fall risk, depression, and others.  Hearing loss can also occur at a faster rate when you also have other medical comorbidities such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, thyroid or kidney disease, and several autoimmune disorders.

Brain health and hearing are also closely related. In fact, research has shown that even a mild untreated hearing loss doubles the risk of cognitive impairment and triples the risk of falling.  Treating hearing loss is the easiest way to reduce the risk of cognitive impairment that exists.

Additionally, research by Sergei Kochkin, Ph.D. of the Better Hearing Institute in Washington, DC has shown:

Treatment for hearing loss was also shown to improve:

Just as importantly, treatment for hearing loss was shown to reduce:

Hearing aids hold such great potential to positively change so many lives.  Contact us today to discuss your options.

Signs of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss in adults often occurs over time, making it difficult to recognize right away. Some indicators that it is time for a hearing check are:

Signs of Hearing Loss in Children

Hearing loss in children can occur anywhere from birth to later in childhood. Hearing plays a crucial role in language, social, cognitive, and emotional development. It’s important to catch the signs early so you can work with your child’s audiologist to create a treatment plan and avoid developmental delays.

Here are some hearing milestones your child should reach in their first few years of life:

Because hearing loss can occur at any point in your child’s life, it’s important to continue to monitor their hearing and developmental progress. Some of the signs of hearing loss in older children may include:

Audiologist giving a hearing test to a kid