5 Reasons to Treat Hearing Loss

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

That’s too bad, because when your hearing nerves and the areas of the brain responsible for hearing are deprived of sound, they weaken. And that means that improving hearing through the use of a hearing aid is all that much more difficult. So the longer you wait, the more difficult it may be to hear well again.

Consider these five benefits to treating hearing loss sooner rather than later:

  1. Relationships: Relationships rely on good communication. Hearing loss can hinder the potential for responsiveness, but using hearing aids is the start to repairing communication.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Happiness: Hearing loss can make people feel frustrated and alone. Restoring the ability to engage socially and live confidently boosts quality of life.
  5. Self-confidence: Using hearing aids to bring back the gift of sound can improve one’s sense of control and self-confidence.
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.

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1 thought on “5 Reasons to Treat Hearing Loss”

  1. I never actually thought of hearing loss as treatable. It would be really helpful to get help and get hearing aids or find some way to hear better. I like what you had to say about hearing loss and how to treat it. It must be really frustrating to not hear as well but having these benefits in mind can really help you take that next step forward and look to live with a positive outcome.

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