Why do we neglect our hearing health? Many people attribute their hearing health with a general ability to hear and a lack of more noticeable issues like an ear infection but…
Hearing Health Solutions
In today’s world of technology, traffic, travel and entertainment, our ears are subjected to ever increasing levels of noise. Yet while most of us regularly visit our doctors, dentists and opticians, we take our ability to hear well, very much for granted. In fact, many may not have had a hearing test or evaluation since early grade school, and most people with a hearing loss wait seven to ten years to address their needs.
Why do we neglect our hearing health? Many people attribute their hearing health with a general ability to hear and a lack of more noticeable issues like an ear infection. For this reason alone, it is important to understand that hearing health goes well beyond these considerations.
Hearing Health Assessment
The only real assessment of hearing health can be achieved through a comprehensive review of lifestyle activities and a full hearing evaluation that includes a review of your audiogram. The audiogram fully illustrates the level of hearing capability across a wide range of frequencies (Hz) and intensities (dB).
From this assessment, your hearing specialist can connect possible lifestyle impacts to any hearing loss as well as address ones needs to maintain or improve lifestyle requirements in the years ahead.
Why is lifestyle such an important part of a hearing health assessment? For one, it may be a significant factor in any loss that has occurred and it is important to determine if a lifestyle change is needed or if simply taking more preventive measures to protect your hearing is required.
If riding motorcycles, racing cars, woodworking, and concerts are things you enjoy, but may have contributed to a hearing loss, what is needed to address your loss as well as protect it without giving these activities up?
Hearing Health Issues
Other hearing health issues that are important to understand and monitor include the following;
- Tinnitus or ringing in the ears,
- Impacts of smoking on hearing,
- Impact of obesity on hearing
- Hearing loss and dementia
- Hearing loss impacts on falling, injury and hospitalization
- Hearing loss impacts on stress, irritability and depression
- Hearing loss impacts on earning potential
- Hearing loss impacts on middle age relationships and social activity
Hearing Health Statistics
1 in 14 Generation Xers (29-40) have a hearing loss
1 in 6 baby boomers (41-59) have a hearing loss
3 in 10 people over the age of 60 have a hearing loss
Whisper Hearing Centers
If you are looking to improve your hearing using modern tools and technology, consider Whisper Hearing Centers. Whisper Hearing Centers has been providing quality hearing healthcare to Indianapolis and surrounding areas for more than 35 years. They can create the customized solution that will fit your unique hearing needs.