Don’t Let Hearing Loss Disconnect You from the World
It is easy to put off a hearing test. Nearly all nerve hearing loss is progressive and won’t get better on its own. The sooner a hearing loss is diagnosed, the more successful the treatment will be. Early treatment doesn’t just affect your hearing, but can potentially help combat dementia and cognitive problems while improve overall quality of life. Hearing is a critical connection to the world for both safety and quality of life. The right treatment depends on the severity of the hearing loss, underlying cause, type of hearing loss and your lifestyle.
Why Treat Hearing Loss?
The ability to communicate clearly is one of the most valuable gifts you can give to another person, but it’s so much more difficult to do Hearing loss is the third most common physical condition affecting people of all ages, behind arthritis and heart disease. The negative impacts associated with untreated hearing loss have broad ranging affects. In children, untreated hearing loss can impact speech and language development and learning. While in older adults, untreated hearing loss has been linked to cognitive decline, depression and withdrawal from family and friends. Hearing is a critical connection to the world for both safety and quality of life. The right treatment depends on the severity of the hearing loss, underlying cause, type of hearing loss and your lifestyle.
Treatment for Age-Related Hearing Loss
The most common type of hearing loss is age-related or presbycusis. Age-related hearing loss is a type of sensorineural hearing loss, meaning it originates at the auditory nerve. Nearly half of all people over 75 have hearing loss. Hearing aids are the main treatment for people with sensorineural hearing loss. The basic purpose of a hearing aid is to amplify sound; however today’s hearing aids can be highly customized to your specific loss, needs, and lifestyle. Our Audiologists will help develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs.
Treatment for Conductive Hearing Loss
Another type of hearing loss, conductive hearing loss, may require medical intervention from an ear-nose-throat specialist. Common causes of conductive hearing loss include a build-up of ear wax, fluid in the middle ear or a perforated eardrum. Your Audiologist will work closely as a team with our physicians to evaluate and treat your hearing loss under one roof.
Take the Next Step to Reconnect
Our main goal is to help you live life to the fullest. At Premier Medical Group, you’ve got a specialist in your corner who is ready to help you hear everything your world has to offer. Schedule an appointment today.
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