Maybe I Can Wait. It’s Not Really That Bad.
Perhaps you are afraid to find out if there is a problem, are embarrassed by what might be perceived as a weakness, or feel that you can “get by” hearing as you are. Let the professionals at Hearing Solutions guide you through the process to find out if anything could be or needs to be done to help you.
People often wait many years, even decades, to address their difficulties with their hearing. This prevents them from getting treatment which can make it that much more difficult to treat or address by the time they seek help. Time and again, research demonstrates there are considerable negative effects of untreated hearing loss such as the ones listed below. Each one of these effects can have far-reaching implications that go well beyond hearing alone. In fact, those who have difficulty hearing can experience problems with communication that it seriously impacts their professional and personal lives, at times leading to isolation and withdrawal.
The Effects of Untreated Hearing Loss
- 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
I’m Not Old Enough to be Losing My Hearing
Hearing loss is not just an ailment of old age. It can strike at any time and any age, even childhood. For the young, even a mild or moderate hearing loss could bring difficulty learning, developing speech, and building the important interpersonal skills necessary to foster self-esteem and succeed in school and life.
There are many things that can cause hearing loss. One major cause of hearing loss can be excessive noise exposure. This can be from daily exposure to loud noises at your job. Even one gunshot can be damaging to your hearing. The use of headphones can be damaging to your hearing if the sound is loud enough for a long enough period of time. Click Here to see a chart of sounds that could be damaging your ears………..https://www.webmd.com/brain/tc/harmful-noise-levels-topic-overview