Hearing loss is very common,especially as we age. In fact, almost 20% of Americans adults report some degree of hearing difficulty. In adults over 60, that number jumps to 30%. In other words, if you believe you're experiencing hearing loss, your not alone.
As illustrated in the images below, with hearing loss, something in the ear goes awry. Your brain receives an incorrect signal so you are unable to completely understand correctly.
Hearing aids can provide valuable benefits in a number of ways.
Hear better in situations that are important to you.
Fully participate with family, friends and co-workers again.
Hearing loss can lead to isolation and depression. With hearing aids, you can connect with the world and regain your quality of life.
Avoid becoming dependent on others around you
Wearing a hearing aid can be a courtesy to others, reducing frustration and eliminating the need for them to raise their voices, repeat things to you or tell others what you are saying.
Identify speech in noise
Hearing aids can improve the brain's ability to process speech when there is competing background noise, like in a restaurant or crowd. Hearing aid technology continues to improve, and hearing better in noise is a primary focus of current hearing aid technology.
Hearing loss contributes to reduction in cognitive and communication abilities. It can even be misdiagnosed as dimentia. Hearing aids can help improve your abilities, keeping you on top of your game.
Be alert to what's happening around you
Hearing enables you to be aware of alarms, sirens, traffic, telephones, doorbells, and other important signals at home, work, and in the community.
Work longer and earn more.
Studies clearly demonstrate that uncorrected hearing loss can impact your success on the job, with even a mild hearing loss reducing earnings potential. Using hearing aids can help you communicate successfully so you maintain your productivity, professional standing and income.
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