Hearing loss & hearing impairment

When you have trouble hearing what’s being said around you, you can feel very isolated. Cut off from the conversation and unable to keep up with a debate or laugh along with jokes, you can feel left out and alone.  

You are not alone

When it comes to dealing with hearing impairment, you are not alone. One out of three people over age 65 has some form of hearing loss.

It is not only older people who experience hearing difficulties. Young people can also be hearing impaired due to any number of factors, including childhood illnesses or too much exposure to loud noise or music. The truth is, people of all ages may be experiencing untreated hearing loss. With many different treatments options available, there is little reason to avoid taking action .  

Understanding hearing loss

Can you prevent hearing loss?

It’s impossible to block out all the noise of our busy world. Whether it’s construction, car traffic or loud music at a concert, modern life has a way of making a racket.

But you can control some of your noise exposure. For example, it’s a good idea to take earplugs along to concerts and movies that feature a loud soundtrack. It’s a great idea to wear earplugs while using noisy household machines such as leaf blowers. People who work in noisy environments should ask their employers to provide hearing protection.

How can you treat hearing loss?

Hearing loss doesn’t have to affect your lifestyle. Modern technology offers a wide range of options for treating hearing loss, like hearing aids, that allow you to live life to the fullest/without boundaries. 

Made with state-of-the-art design and technology, hearing aids are durable and easy to operate. Used regularly, they will allow you to enjoy your surroundings in a whole new way. 
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