Hearing Health Important for Whole Body Health
Dr. Cynthia Whitehurst, AuD.
Mariemont Hearing Center
Despite the rapid growth of hearing loss—which is now the third most common health condition in the United States—there remains little national attention to good hearing and its long-term benefits.
Multiple studies confirm the importance of good hearing health in attaining whole body health—emotional and physical—as we age. The significant findings of these studies suggest that, just as there are routine standards for eye care and dentistry, hearing health care should also be routine.
Having your hearing checked regularly can help preserve gray matter within your brain, may reduce incidents of unexpected falls, and support communication and emotional health. Good hearing also has numerous physical benefits that increase as a person ages.
In addition to its importance, most individuals remain unaware of the fact that their hearing may be compromised without notice. It is wrong to assume that if a change in hearing doesn’t bother you, then it doesn’t need to be treated. Many forms of hearing loss are subtle and may only involve difficulty in hearing certain sounds or with background noise.
The truth of the matter is that an experienced audiologist can diagnose an unnoticed hearing issue relatively quickly and recommend effective treatment.
Make an appointment today to find out how you can attain better hearing and be on your way to whole body health.