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Barbecues with friends, concerts in the park, road trips, and lounging poolside. Sounds like the perfect summer, doesn’t it? Maybe not, if you have hearing loss.
Maybe you have been avoiding social gatherings like these because you can’t hear the people you’re with. Maybe life hasn’t been the best, and hearing loss has been in the way.
A great summer is possible, and we think we can help.
Hearing loss is treatable and most times, preventable. Noise-induced hearing loss is caused by loud sounds damaging the sensitive structures in the inner ear. It can happen to anyone. The hearing loss can even be gradual, making it harder for you to notice.
You might have plans this summer to attend a few concerts here and there. Consider wearing ear plugs, or keeping your distance from the loudspeakers. If it seems too loud, it probably is.
Noise-induced hearing loss can also be caused by using earbuds with the volume turned up too high. If you’re going for a jog, simply turn the volume down to a comfortable level, or consider using over-the-ear headphones instead.
Enjoy your plans this summer, but be aware of your hearing. Do what you can to protect your ears.
Did you know that hearing loss is linked to illnesses like heart disease, high blood pressure, and dementia? Did you know that if you don’t treat hearing loss, you have a chance of experiencing brain shrinkage (cerebral atrophy)? Did you know those with untreated hearing loss are more likely to experience social isolation?
Staying educated about hearing loss is beneficial for you and those around you. If you’re the one experiencing hearing loss, knowing more about it could make it easier for you to make an appointment with an audiologist.
If you know someone who has untreated hearing loss, staying educated allows you to understand what they might be experiencing. Tweet This
You might think venturing to a barbecue with a large group of people is no big deal. However, for someone with hearing loss, being in a large social setting could feel intimidating and isolating.
Educating yourself is a great means for prevention and empathy.
A&E Audiology & Hearing Aid Center performs hearing evaluations everyday, allowing patients and audiologists to see just how healthy your ear is. Not only that, it will test speech discrimination, brain processing, and any broken bones within the ear.
You might’ve had a free hearing screening before, but a hearing evaluation shows the severity of hearing loss.
Imagine going to a cookout and hearing everything around you. The burgers sizzling on the grill, the kids running around laughing, and the cheers of a friendly game of volleyball.
You might be missing more than you think.
If you think you have any type of hearing loss, a hearing evaluation will show what can be done to help. At A&E, we want to partner with you on this journey of hearing loss. We want you to hear the sounds you didn’t know you were missing.
Maybe you already take your hearing loss seriously and have hearing devices. That’s great! Let’s keep your hearing as healthy as possible.
Keep protecting your hearing. Stay up-to-date with your audiologist. Ask questions if they ever come up. Continue learning about your devices and how to clean and care for them properly.
Managing your hearing loss is not a one-and-done deal. It is an ongoing process, like maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Tweet This
Consider your hearing healthcare as a vital part of your wellness regimen. Don’t neglect your hearing loss, even after it’s been treated.
Are you ready to have the best summer yet? Hearing loss doesn’t have to be intimidating. If hearing loss is your reality, we can help.
Call us today! Don’t miss out on your next family barbecue, road trip, or time with people you love because hearing loss is standing in the way. Let’s make this a summer to remember.