The Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss

May 30, 2019
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Don’t settle for a life with straining to hear and missing all the sounds around you. Those with hearing loss face reduced quality of life, poor physical and mental health, and may even be risking their job. Your relationships will suffer, and you might find yourself isolated and lonely. Treating hearing loss has many benefits that reach far beyond being able to hear clearly in conversations, and a quality pair of hearing aids can change your life.

Treating Hearing Loss Improves Communication

If you’ve been struggling to hear, you’ve already noticed that you can’t communicate as well as you used to. You can’t hear everything that’s been said, and you send most of the conversation straining to make sense of the words. You ask your friends to repeat themselves many times, but after a while you just give up, and hope that understanding what they just said won’t be important to follow what they’ll say next. Those with untreated hearing loss risk social isolation, as they often choose to stay home rather than face social situations where they can’t hear. If you have untreated hearing loss, you may find yourself struggling with anxiety, or even depression.

Hearing aids will change all of that. Modern devices are sleek, sophisticated pieces of technology with an array of advanced programs and features that will help you follow speech. With directionality microphones, you’ll be able to pick up speech sounds from all around you, and your hearing aids will focus of speech even if it’s not right in front of you. Background noise reduction programs will diminish background sounds so you’ll be able to hear important speech sounds, and speech enhancement features will make sure you hear every syllable clearly, and can enjoy easy communication in any listening environment.

Treating Hearing Loss Helps You at Work

Struggling to hear at the office? If you have hearing loss, it could be affecting your job more than you realize. Those with hearing loss have a hard time hearing at work, make more mistakes, and struggle to focus on tasks. When communication breaks down between coworkers, or with your boss, it will be harder to do your job, and you could even be jeopardizing your safety and the safety of your colleagues. Researchers have shown that those with hearing loss are overlooked for promotions, earn less, and risk losing their jobs. In fact, those with severe hearing loss earn on average $15,000 less per month than those with clear hearing.

Treating your hearing loss will help you focus at the office, accomplish tasks with ease, and communicate effectively with everyone on the jobsite. You won’t feel exhausted at the end of a long day straining to hear, and you’ll improve your quality of life.

Treating Your Hearing Loss to Improve Your Safety

Those with untreated hearing loss experience far higher rates of trips, slips, and falls, as hearing loss affects equilibrium and spatial awareness. If you have hearing loss, you also risk more motor vehicle accidents, and your hearing plays a huge role in keeping you safe. When you can’t hear the warning honk from the car in your blind spot, or the emergency sirens coming up behind you, you risk your safety and the safety of everyone else on the road.

Hearing aids will give you more spatial awareness, help you drive safely, and make sure you stay safe at work and at home. You’ll be able to hear all the sounds around you, and avoid accidents or injury. Those who treat their hearing loss have fewer hospitalizations, visit the doctor less often and have lower health care costs. Hearing clearly has benefits far beyond what you might have imagined.

Clear Hearing and Audiology

Are you ready to do the right thing for your hearing health? Start your journey to better hearing at Clear Hearing and Audiology, where our team of hearing health specialists will make sure you find the perfect hearing aid. We’ll start with a comprehensive hearing test to determine exactly which sounds you can and can’t hear, and will then work with you to choose the device that will fit your unique hearing loss and hearing needs, and give you all the benefits of treating your hearing loss.