Audiology Awareness Month
Happy Audiology Awareness Month!
Posted by Midwest Hearing Aid Center on October 12, 2015
Happy Audiology Awareness Month
In recognition of Audiology Awareness Month, Midwest Hearing Aid Center wants to remind you to take care of your hearing by scheduling your annual hearing test. If you don’t already have a yearly hearing checkup, it’s a good idea to make it part of your annual health routine for many reasons, including:
Hearing loss is a natural part of the aging process and is sometimes so gradual you don’t notice it until it’s too late. An annual test will give you a good head start towards getting the care you need.
Your hearing changes as you age. By testing your hearing annually, your hearing professional can detect and measure those changes, and counsel you on the preventative methods or hearing solutions that are specific for your loss.
The majority of general practitioners don’t screen for hearing loss, so even if you have routine physical exams, chances are your hearing wasn’t given the attention it deserves.
Here at Midwest Hearing Aid Center, we have the experience and state-of-the-art hearing equipment needed to accurately measure any hearing loss, assess your unique needs and prescribe a solution that takes all this important and personalized information into account.
If you think living with hearing loss is not a big deal, or that only people with a serious hearing loss need help, you may want to take a closer look into the effects of hearing impairment. A recent study by the non-profit Better Hearing Institute (BHI) has linked untreated hearing loss to a myriad of other health issues. These include fatigue and stress, depression, avoidance or withdrawal from social situations, reduced job performance, and a greater risk of developing dementia to name a few.
Your diagnostic evaluation is COMPLIMENTARY during Audiology Awareness Month!
It’s also National Protect Your Hearing Month
While you’re in for your diagnostic evaluation, talk to us about easy ways you can protect your hearing and help postpone or minimize hearing loss. According to the CDC, 10 million Americans have a hearing loss. Don’t be one of them.
To schedule your diagnostic evaluation or to request hearing protection advice, Contact Us.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2013). Noise and hearing loss prevention. Retrieved from: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/noise/stats.html
Kochkin, S. The Impact of Treated Hearing Loss on Quality of Life. Better Hearing Institute, Washington, DC. Retrieved from: http://www.betterhearing.org/sites/default/files/quality_of_life.pdf