Hearing loss can affect your lifestyle in an unfavorable manner. If you have made the decision to get a hearing aid, now is the time to prepare for going through the process. Coastal Hearing Care provides pertinent information below about how to have a positive and successful experience with your hearing aid fitting.
1 in 8 Americans will suffer from hearing loss by the time they reach the age of 65. While it’s not something mentioned all too often, this statistic also applies to adults who develop some form of dementia. This might seem frightening, but there are ways to prevent it. By examining the correlation between the two, we can begin preparations to ensure a better quality of life.
Everybody has at least a vague notion that certain risk factors contribute to either a partial or total loss of hearing. Identifying them is a critical first step in thwarting and preventing hearing difficulties. What situations are associated with hearing loss?
Hearing loss impacts the lives of many people young and old. Fortunately, we live in an age where hearing aids can improve and, in some cases, restore your hearing. At Coastal Hearing Care, we know that it’s not always easy to identify signs of hearing loss. We compiled a list of some clear indications that you need hearing aids.
Hearing loss happens for a number of reasons like aging, exposure to loud sounds, disease, or even wax build-up. It usually occurs when there is damage to the inner ear or nerve. Varying degrees of hearing loss exists, including
“I used to worry about my dad. I live out of state and call home weekly. On the phone, Dad didn’t seem like himself. He was aloof and sometimes unresponsive. I used to worry that he wasn’t following me on the phone or participating at family gatherings because of memory loss, dementia, or something else. But surely enough, once he could hear well, he was back to his old self. He smiled, laughed, and engaged in conversation just like he used to. Hearing aids were a game changer. They literally brought him back to life.”
Hello, Better Hearing and Speech Month! At Coastal Hearing Care, I am passionate about educating the community on the importance of hearing health. One of the simple ways I can do this is by sharing who I am and the types of problems we help our patients solve! Do you know what an audiologist is?
It is estimated that within a year’s time, 10% of American adults experience some form of tinnitus. While some instances only last about five minutes, other cases are significantly more severe and long lasting. And though tinnitus is not life-threatening, it is still extremely disruptive to daily life and can cause a lot of discomfort and suffering for those who have it. Tinnitus can be distracting and make people have a lack of focus or inability to concentrate, and it can lead to sleep issues. And, understandably so, it can cause a great deal of stress, anxiety, and irritability. Thankfully, there are some treatment options for tinnitus.