Spring Into Spring With Better Hearing
It doesn’t take much effort to convince yourself a problem will go away on its own. But what if ignoring your hearing loss can do more harm than just prevent you from hearing a knock on the door or the ring of the telephone? There’s good news! Most people with hearing loss can spring into better hearing with the use of a hearing aid. And with better hearing, there also comes many other benefits.
Improved Emotional Well-Being
Those who treat their hearing loss have reported a higher quality of life and increased self-esteem than those with untreated hearing loss. This is due largely to the fact untreated hearing loss naturally causes you to rely more on others for basic things. Treating your hearing loss with a hearing aid helps you overcome this reliance. It can also lead to reduced periods of social isolation as well as longer lasting and healthier relationships.
Improved General Health
Those who treat their hearing loss see a decrease in their feelings of depression, anger and anxiety. They also see an improvement in their sense of balance, which is important since hearing loss has been linked to an increased risk of falling. The danger of falls should not be taken lightly as they are the leading cause of fatal injuries and the most common cause of non-fatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults. Patients who choose not to seek treatment for their hearing loss are also at a higher risk of cognitive decline.
Improved Professional Success
Untreated hearing loss can often make it hard to concentrate, especially when communicating with others. This can lead to reduced job performance and less monetary compensation (A study found that people with hearing loss may earn as much as $30,000 less per year over the course of their career).
The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) came out with a study that provides new evidence about the importance of hearing aids. A total of 2,000 patients with hearing loss were surveyed for this study. Of those surveyed, 82 percent indicated they would recommend hearing aids to their friends and 70 percent reported that their ability to communicate had improved.
The study also concluded up to a third of patients saw improvements in their:
- Sense of humor
- Mental health
- Emotional health
- Physical health
- Sense of safety
- Feelings about self
- Sense of independence
- Work relationships
If simply scheduling a visit with an audiologist could help you spring into better hearing, the why not give it a try? Schedule an appointment with one of our audiologist today at call 203 754-5141 or contact us by email