Many people don’t notice their hearing loss until too late. They may assume that it’s a temporary problem. Is it any sign of hearing loss?
Here lists some frequently asked hearing questions:
Some of the most common ways that you can know you have a hearing loss include:
Many forms of hearing loss are permanent and no cure. An amplified hearing device, namely hearing aid fitted by a hearing professional, will help improve your experience with various difficulties of hearing loss. This treatment method can help most people to improve their hearing and quality of life.
As hearing loss is cumulative, hearing loss begins as an infant and continues throughout life. Most individuals don’t begin to experience symptoms until their late 20s or early 30s, and by age 45 a yearly hearing check becomes of greater importance. One-third of people beyond the age of 65 have some degree of hearing loss, however mild or severe, and that share of the elderly population increases as they age.
It is difficult to say what genetic factors predispose individuals to hearing loss but there seems to be a connection. Some genetic disorders present at birth cause a hearing loss, but in the absence of a disease, hearing loss can still have a basis in your genetics.
Research has established a relationship between hearing loss and dementia. There is strong evidence that hearing loss accelerates brain-tissue atrophy, particularly in areas of the brain that auditory nerves would stimulate but can’t because they aren’t receiving a signal (due to a hearing loss). These areas of the brain are also related to memory and speech. Individuals with a mild hearing loss are three times as likely to fall down than those without, and the likelihood of falls increases as degree of hearing loss increases. Hearing loss has also been linked to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, sickle-cell anemia, and other circulatory conditions.
If you think you may suffer from hearing loss, don’t ignore the signs. Please make an appointment for the hearing aid prescription.
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