The Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss
Our Generation Doesn’t Shy Away From Challenges!
As we discussed previously, long term untreated hearing loss can have profound physical, mental, and emotional effects for seniors. But there is substantial evidence that taking steps to improve our hearing will go a long way to ensuring our physical and mental well-being as we age. We are living longer, healthier and more actively than our parents generation. We take care of ourselves, and we refuse to sit on the sidelines of life. Since we are living longer, we certainly want to age well, and our generation (the Baby Boomers) tends to “take the Bull by the horn.” But it’s important to understand that we don’t treat hearing loss just to hear with more clarity. We treat hearing loss to improve our quality of life, and the longevity of that quality! Addressing and treating hearing loss can be a long, sometimes challenging process, but most of us are up to the challenge. There are many benefits to treating our hearing loss. Here are just a few:
When you increase your abilities to recognize and appropriately respond to speech, particularly in the workplace, you increase your earning power. In other words, the better you are able to hear at work, the more valuable you become. Research by the Better Hearing Institute found that untreated hearing loss can reduce annual earnings by as much as $30,000. The study also found that correcting hearing loss with hearing aids reduces the risk of lost earnings by more than “90 percent for people with mild hearing loss, and nearly 77 percent for those with moderate-to-severe hearing loss.” That is a powerful incentive for treating hearing loss.
5 Things Treating Hearing Loss Says About You
The Following List Was Compiled by The Better Hearing Institute:
So you see, hearing loss can literally make a hot mess of our lives if we neglect it, but the benefits of improved hearing can help us age well. The choice is ours, and so are the consequences!
Visit us at Pacific Northwest Audiology
Have you experienced changes in your hearing? Visit our team at Pacific Northwest Audiology for a consultation and comprehensive hearing exam. If a hearing loss is detected, we will work with you to find hearing aids that are are effective, affordable, and stylish to meet your needs.