Many people are aware that their hearing has deteriorated but are reluctant to seek help. Perhaps they don’t want to acknowledge the problem, are embarrassed by what they see as a weakness, or believe that they can “get by” without using a hearing aid. And, unfortunately, too many wait years, even decades, before getting treatment.
Studies have linked untreated hearing loss to:
- Reduced cognitive ability.
- Irritability, negativism and anger
- Fatigue, tension, stress and depression
- Avoidance or withdrawal from social situations
- Social rejection and loneliness
- Reduced alertness and increased risk to personal safety
- Impaired memory and ability to learn new tasks
- Reduced job performance and earning power
- Diminished psychological and overall health
But time and again, research demonstrates the considerable negative social, psychological, cognitive and health effects of untreated hearing loss… with far-reaching implications that go well beyond hearing alone. In fact, those who have difficulty hearing can experience such distorted and incomplete communication that it seriously impacts their professional and personal lives, at times leading to isolation and withdrawal.
Hearing loss is not just an ailment of old age. It can strike at any time and any age, even childhood. For the young, even a mild or moderate case of hearing loss could bring difficulty learning, developing speech and building the important interpersonal skills necessary to foster self-esteem and succeed in school and life. Our mission at Auditory Assistants Hearing Aid Center can simply be stated as “improving patients quality of life.” We work to do this through education, promotion, and ultimately through the implementation of hearing devices. On this website, you will find basic information about how you hear, hearing loss, tinnitus, types of hearing aids including advances in technology, testimonies from our patients, and resources for financial assistance.
If you think you or a loved one suffers from hearing loss, don’t delay another day. Give us a call and take the first step toward a better quality of life.
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