Hearing Loss

Discover the impacts of untreated hearing loss.

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What is Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss is a reduction in ability to hear sounds. Around 48 million people in the U.S. have hearing loss and the majority of people wait an average of 7 years before seeking treatment. Although common, hearing loss often goes undiagnosed and untreated.

Although more common in older adults, hearing loss can happen at any stage in life. The causes can range and include genetics, loud noise exposure, ototoxic medications, head trauma, and health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, or high blood pressure. Because there can be many causes of hearing loss and it is connected to your overall health, it’s important to have your hearing checked on a regular basis.

Signs of Hearing Loss

Hearing specialist examining the signs of hearing loss

Hearing loss often occurs gradually, over a few years. For this reason, it can be difficult to recognize the signs right away. Some signs you are losing your hearing include:

The Impact Hearing Loss Has on Quality of Life

Hearing is an integral part of good health and overall well-being. You rely on your hearing for effective communication, strong relationships, and good brain health. When left untreated, hearing loss makes it difficult to hear the world around you. When this happens, your brain has to work harder to receive sound signals and to make sense of information. After time, you may begin to experience mental fatigue, forgetfulness, and cognitive decline.

Hearing loss has also been shown to be linked to depression, anxiety, and social isolation. Individuals who manage their hearing loss with hearing aids are reported to be happier, more engaged, and have better cognitive function. Don’t wait to manage hearing loss, start enjoying a better quality of life by contacting us today.

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Tinnitus is a common condition, affecting roughly 15% of people. The causes of tinnitus can vary; some people develop it due to natural aging, because of an injury, from stress/anxiety, or due to a circulatory system problem. Many patients see a reduction in tinnitus symptoms when the underlying cause of the condition is treated. While there is not one cure for tinnitus, there are options to help you manage your symptoms.

At AnyPlace Audiology, our audiologists are experts in tinnitus and can help you experience relief from ringing in the ears.

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