Help Your Health With Better Hearing
Posted by Hearing Northwest on January 09, 2015
Every New Year's brings many new resolutions. Most often we aim to practice better eating habits, get more exercise and make sure to sleep enough each night. Rarely, however, does anyone consider taking better care of their hearing health. Our senses, especially hearing, play a vital role in overall health and wellness. Here are several reasons why having your hearing checked annually is an opportunity to be healthier now and in the future.
Most people make a goal to regularly visit their dentist, eye specialist and physician for annual check-ups. So why is having an annual hearing screening so commonly neglected? The biggest reason might be that symptoms from a toothache, high blood pressure or poor vision are much more noticeable than the symptoms of hearing loss. Those symptoms are often more subdued over time, even though hearing is a crucial part of our quality of life.
Numerous studies have shown a direct correlation between the likelihood of dementia for people who have untreated hearing loss. In fact, a Johns Hopkins University study showed that a majority of individuals who had treated their hearing loss with hearing aid technology were able to ward off dementia symptoms for several years. Additionally, hearing loss has been linked to hearing health as the inner ear is sensitive to blood flow and can indicate abnormalities in hearing function.
A simple, yearly hearing screening, which we offer at no cost, can go a long way to prevent possible health complications down the road. To get your annual hearing screenings scheduled for yourself or a loved one, simply submit your information on our Contact Us page or call our office during regular business hours.