May is better hearing month, which means it is the perfect time of year to have your hearing checked if you have been experiencing hearing loss.
Roughly 20 percent of Americans have some degree of hearing loss, and that percentage increases to 33 percent in adults ages 65 and older. Despite how common hearing loss is, most people wait 7-10 years before having their hearing checked.
As the audiologists at Audio Help will tell you, this is far too long to wait.
Hearing loss may seem like a minor inconvenience to many, but the effects it can have on your health are quite serious. Untreated hearing loss has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and an overall reduction in cognitive brain function. This is why the audiologists at Audio Help suggest having your hearing checked at the first signs of hearing loss.
The onset of hearing loss is easy to recognize. Increasing the volume on the television, asking people to repeat themselves and having a difficult time hearing in noisy environments are just some of the common signs of hearing loss.
When you begin to notice these signs, it’s important to see a hearing professional as soon as possible to determine your level of hearing loss. Once your audiologist determines your level of hearing loss, they will educate you on the best course of action you can take to improve your hearing.
If you have been experiencing hearing loss, let this be the month you have your hearing checked by a professional at Audio Help. To schedule an appointment at any of our New York locations, call 888-832-9966 or send us a message online.