The Better Hearing Institute is urging men to get their hearing tested during National Men’s Health Week, which runs from June 10 – June 16.
Hearing professionals urge adults age 65 plus to get an annual hearing evaluation. Because hearing loss happens gradually and over time, your hearing can change from year to year. Often people with hearing loss may not even realize the extent of the problem. It is common for a person’s loved ones to notice an issue first.
Several studies have shown that hearing aids help those with a hearing loss lead more active lifestyles and have a better quality of life.
“For decades, research has shown an association between unaddressed hearing loss and a whole range of physical, mental, and emotional conditions—from depression, anxiety, and strained relationships to cognitive decline, difficulty learning new tasks, and even falling,” according to a BHI release. “A national BHI study, in fact, uncovered income loss as an under-recognized consequence of leaving hearing loss unaddressed. People with untreated hearing loss, the study found, lose as much as $30,000 in income annually, depending on their degree of hearing loss.”
But the use of hearing aids was found to reduce the risk of income loss dramatically—by 90 to 100 percent for those with milder hearing loss, and from 65 to 77 percent for those whose hearing loss was severe to moderate, according to the BHI study, which also found that people with severe hearing loss who do use hearing aids are twice as likely to be employed as their peers who do not use them.
If you suspect you have hearing loss, call a Hearing Aid Express professional today for a free hearing screening. You can make an appointment online by visiting, http://https://hearingaidexpress.com/appointment-form/
For more on men’s health month, visit http://www.menshealthmonth.org/
For more information on the Better Hearing Institute, visit http://www.betterhearing.org/