The Importance of Early Treatment
Many people think hearing loss is not a big deal “I just turn up the volume on the TV and have my friends repeat themselves.” In truth, even the partial loss of this essential sense can have dramatic and, in some cases, irreversible consequences. According to the Better Hearing Institute (BHI), studies have linked untreated hearing loss to:
- irritability, negativism and anger
- fatigue, tension, stress and depression
- avoidance or withdrawal from social situations
- social rejection and loneliness
- reduced alertness and increased risk to personal safety
- impaired memory and ability to learn new tasks
- reduced job performance and earning power
- diminished psychological and overall health
It took years for your brain to learn to interpret the meaning of sounds. Like any other skill, “use it or lose it” applies to hearing. If the neurons that carry signals to the brain are experiencing prolonged lack of stimulation (a condition known as auditory deprivation), they degenerate, leaving dead regions where certain sound frequencies can no longer be interpreted—even with hearing aids. As if that wasn't enough, recent studies have also linked hearing loss to an increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s.
That is a lot to risk simply by leaving your hearing loss untreated. The sooner you get it treated the better off you are. A complimentary hearing screening can show you where your hearing loss is at right now. Contact an AccuQuest Hearing Center near you today at (888) 264-2882 to begin your journey to better hearing.
People often try to avoid getting hearing aids by using all kinds of excuse such as: my hearing is not that bad, hearing aids are too expensive, they make me look old, my friends’ hearing aids don’t help them, etc. Believe me, we’ve heard them all. It boils down to two things, one: your hearing is not going to get any better on its own, and two: every moment that hearing loss is left untreated is a moment lost with loved ones!
You’ve worked hard all your life. It’s time to be reaping some of that reward. Don’t let hearing loss rob you of the things you love most in life. You can get help now without suffering the stigma of yesterday’s hearing aids. Technology has advanced by leaps and bounds over the past few years both in design as well as performance. Join us today on the road to better hearing and better living by calling (888) 264-2882 to schedule your hearing evaluation.