Hearing health is probably the most misunderstood and often, the most overlooked area of healthcare. So many myths exist, that for the average person, separating fact from fiction is incredibly difficult.
Hearing loss affects people of all ages and from all walks of life, yet most people don’t get a hearing test until retirement age or unless they’re already suffering from acute hearing loss.
Just like every other health issue, it’s important to catch hearing loss early, before it becomes serious. Hearing loss tends to occur over a period of time and many people don’t even realize a problem is developing. If a hearing loss is diagnosed at an early stage, treatment can be much more effective. In fact, if a hearing loss goes undiagnosed and untreated, the brain can actually forget certain sounds, and sometimes they cannot be relearned. It’s not just about loss of hearing. Undiagnosed hearing loss has been tied to depression, anxiety, stress-related ailments and even to loss of income. Make sure you’re hearing what you should.