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Hearing Health Education
Hearing loss is incredibly common, affecting over 48 million Americans. There are different types of hearing loss, each affecting a different section of the ear. The three types of hearing loss are: conductive, sensorineural, and mixed. Our hearing specialist can test your hearing with regard to all three types and diagnose you with the exact type and degree of hearing loss you have.
Hearing loss is still a widely misunderstood topic. Here are some statistics to consider:
- One in eight people in the US aged 12 years and older has hearing loss in both ears, based on audiometric thresholds.
- The prevalence of hearing loss is typically lower in women than in men.
- The prevalence of hearing loss is typically lower in black adults than in white adults.
- The prevalence of hearing loss increases with age.
- Roughly one in three people between the ages of 65 and 74 reports hearing loss.
- Nearly half of those older than 75 report at least some difficult hearing.
Hearing and Brain Health
Hearing loss can have detrimental affects on your overall health and well-being when left untreated. On the surface, hearing loss may seem to only affect your ability to hear some sounds, but it can affect your ability to effectively communicate and process information. This is because we don’t actually hear with our ears, we hear with our brain. Sound signals travel through your ear up into the auditory cortex of the brain. In the brain is where sound is processed into information and made into meaning.
When left untreated, hearing loss can lead to serious health conditions, such as cognitive decline, depression, and even dementia. Studies have proven that individuals with untreated hearing loss have a greater risk of developing dementia over time compared to those who wear hearing aids. Don’t let hearing loss have a negative impact on your mental health and brain function, visit us at Hear Well Hearing Care Centre and discover how we can help you live a life filled with better hearing and better communication.
Tinnitus is a medical explanation for hearing a sound in your ears that is not coming from the outside, such as a ringing, buzzing, hissing, or roaring sound. About 50 million people in the U.S. experience tinnitus for at least 3 months, although it can often be a permanent condition.
There is no known cure for tinnitus. However, research from the American Tinnitus Association (ATA) suggests that sound therapy can offer relief. There is where our EarQ hearing technology comes in! Our EarQ hearing aids powered by binax have tinnitus masking technology in the digital chip. Our hearing specialist can activate this technology for any patient who experiences tinnitus. Contact us today to learn more.
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