Hearing loss is one of the most prevalent medical conditions in the world. Around ten percent of the U.S. population suffers from this life-altering condition, which means that over 30-million people in our country struggle with hearing loss.
Many believe hearing loss to be a natural part of the aging process. While hearing typically degrades over time, it’s not something that you have to accept. Ignoring hearing problems increases your chances of developing life-threatening diseases such as heart and kidney disease. Hearing loss also puts you at a higher risk for psychological disorders, including depression, and the symptoms often mimic those of dementia and Alzheimer’s.
You may be able to live with hearing loss, but doing so affects your overall health and negatively impacts your quality of life. Don’t worry, though: there are treatment options available to help you hear what you’ve been missing.
Interested in learning more? Visit the Better Hearing Institute website for more information on hearing-related conditions. Or schedule your appointment with us. We are conveniently located in Athens, Lavonia and Monroe.