Are you or someone you know having a hard time admitting to hearing loss? For whatever reason people have no problem acknowledging they need glasses or they need to see a doctor, but in the same breath will deny needing hearing aids. The interesting thing is though that 1 in 10 Americans suffer from hearing loss, and that number increases to 1 out of 3 people for those age 65 and above. There are so many people that have hearing loss, why aren’t more people doing anything about it?
First and foremost it can be hard to know if you actually do have hearing loss. It can be easy to think that people are just mumbling. Well betterhearing.org has a great checklist you can use to see if you have hearing loss.
For example, you may have hearing loss if you –
- Require frequent repetition
- Are having difficulty following conversations involving 2 or more people
- Have trouble hearing women and children
- Have your TV turned up really loud
- Feel stressed out from straining to hear what people say
Read more here: http://www.betterhearing.org/hearingpedia/signs-hearing-loss
Realizing you have hearing loss is great. But is it really enough hearing loss to require taking action? Hearing loss isn’t something to procrastinate since doing so can sometimes lead to your hearing getting irreparably worse. So what do you need to do? See a hearing care professional! Set up an appointment as soon as you start noticing hearing loss.
According to a study, after being treated with hearing aids people found relationships at home improve by 56 percent, while self-image improved by almost as much along with positive feelings about life overall. Read more here: https://www.hearingaidknow.com/facing-denial-with-hearing-loss
Hearing loss can have a serious effect on you and your relationships. Denial could potentially make things worse. Go through the checklist, see if any of those symptoms of hearing loss affect you. If they do, take action!
CaptionCall is an ambassador for hearing health and an advocate for people with hearing loss. CaptionCall encourages people everywhere to actively manage their hearing health through regular hearing evaluations, and to seek early treatment when hearing loss is identified. CaptionCall is committed to helping people with hearing loss stay socially engaged for a longer, happier, healthier life
Written By John Apgar, Marketing Coordinator