Research

The Importance of Hearing

Hearing is a very important sense, it connects you with the world. There is a great deal of research promoting the value and importance of quality hearing healthcare.  Now more than ever, it is important to find a provider, a doctor, who can ensure that your hearing loss treatment plan is research-based but also takes the time to actually listen to your specifics needs and addresses your concerns.

We don’t have to tell you the affects hearing loss can cause with daily communication and quality relationships with others, because you or someone you know experiences them first hand.  Hearing loss can cause frustration, depression, social isolation, memory issues, strain in relationships, feelings of being left out, etc.?  There are many research-based links of untreated hearing loss with these types of issues.  Treating hearing loss not only allows your hearing nerve to remain active over the years but also provides you the best opportunity to live life to the fullest.  Just by you reading this, you are taking the step to be educated on best hearing health.

Have you ever heard of the “use it or lose it” theory?  It is better to seek treatment early when a hearing loss is detected because the hearing nerve can be deprived of sound over the years and you can “lose” function.  It is our responsibility to educate the public on seeking help sooner than later.

Other Health Concerns

The latest research has linked hearing loss with other health concerns.  Now more than ever, it is vital for your health healthcare provider to be educated with these links to recognize the cause and provide the appropriate referrals or coordination of care with your other providers.  Patients who experience the following health issues are at a greater risk of hearing loss:

  • Cardiovascular Issues
  • Kidney Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Balance issues (including vertigo and dizziness)
  • Cancer/Chemotherapy
  • Thyroid Issues
  • Tinnitus (ringing, buzzing, whooshing, crickets, etc. in the ear/s)

Dementia and Cognitive Decline

You may have heard in the news recently of the research-based link of untreated hearing loss and cognitive issues. Most of the reason behind this link is related to the negative effects that hearing loss can cause. These include depression, social isolation, anxiety, etc. Once patients are treated for hearing loss, their hearing nerve stays active and it provides them the opportunity of living life to the fullest, being able to engage in conversation and attending important events. We are here to ensure that the treatment process is smooth and that we are available every step of the way.
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People are living with dementia worldwide

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A new case of dementia is diagnosed every 3 seconds

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the number of people expected to be diagnosed with dementia in 2030