Understand the effects of hearing loss on your physical and mental health.
What is Hearing Loss?
- Exposure to loud noise
- Head/ear trauma
- Earwax blockage
- Ear infection
- Deterioration of the hair cells in the inner ear
Hearing and Your Health
Hearing loss is not always the result of aging, sometimes it can be caused by another serious underlying health condition. Studies have proven that hearing loss can be connected to heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Each of these conditions affects the blood vessels in your body, often causing them to swell. Because the blood vessels in your ear are so sensitive, the swelling of them due to one of these conditions can cause hearing loss.
It’s important to schedule regular hearing check-ups and appointments with your physician to catch any of these conditions early. Early intervention can prevent any further complications and will benefit your overall well-being.
Hearing and Your Brain
The most effective way to prevent dementia and cognitive decline is to manage your hearing loss with hearing aids. Hearing aids provide your brain with the proper stimulation it needs to process sounds and remain healthy. Don’t let hearing loss keep you from the ones you love. Contact us today to learn more about how hearing loss may be affecting your brain.
Children and Hearing Loss
If you suspect your child is having a hard time hearing, bring them in for an appointment. Our audiologist has years of experience in pediatric audiology. We carry hearing aids specifically designed for children and we work with cochlear implants as well. Together, we will help your child with their hearing so they can be successful in the classroom and at home.