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getting help for your hearing loss

Hearing loss not only affects how you hear, but how well your brain is able to function. From protecting your physical and mental well-being to improving your career outlooks, your hearing plays an essential role in it all. With HearUSA by your side, you’ll have all the tools you need to stop the effects of hearing loss and start hearing better today.
Hearing health matters

The importance of treating your hearing loss

Human beings are social beings. We thrive off of interaction, communication and exchange with others. The effects hearing can have on this reality are often underestimated. Connecting with people, laughing with friends, staying focused during an important meeting—whatever the day may bring, your ears play an essential role in your life. This makes it all the more important to stay on top of your hearing health and take steps to improve and protect your hearing for the future.

The sooner you get your hearing tested the better.

The effects of waiting

Use it or lose it

The trouble with hearing loss is: The longer you wait, the worse it gets. When we feed our brains with sound, its amazing elasticity allows us to learn, develop and stay in shape mentally. Of course, this is a two-way street. If we stop feeding our brains with sound, it unlearns how to process it. Also known as auditory deprivation, the lack of activity being fed to the brain can cause our hearing pathways to shrink and our brains actually forgets how to hear. This makes treating hearing loss even more complicated.
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The increased risk of non-treatment

The increased risk of non-treatment

Not only can hearing loss worsen over time and become harder to treat, but it can also have real, lasting effects on cognitive abilities overall. Research has shown major links between untreated hearing loss and the development of dementia. Categorized by a loss of memory and other thinking abilities, there are several explanations for the relationship between hearing loss and dementia.
The increased risk of non-treatment

1. Brain Strain:

When your brain has to work overtime to hear and make up for the input it's not getting, other parts of the brain can be impacted. This includes memory.
The increased risk of non-treatment

2. Shrinking of the brain:

As mentioned above, the longer our brains go without sound input, the worse the effects. Not only can we forget how to process sound, the lack of input can actually cause the brain to shrink over time.
The increased risk of non-treatment

3. Social isolation:

As we age, interaction with others helps keep our brains fit and active. Withdrawing from friends and family, a common side effect of hearing loss, can mean a dip in social interaction and less brain engagement overall.

Why get help?

The risk of dementia is yet another reason to take hearing loss seriously from the start. The use of hearing aids has been shown to keep the brain active and actually reduce the risk of developing dementia.

 

If you're living with untreated hearing loss or notice your hearing isn't what it used to be, it's important to know you're not alone. High-quality care, advanced technology and a support system are all waiting for you. Even one small step in the right direction can make a world of difference. How about taking a complimentary online hearing screening to get started?

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Why get help

The benefits in a nutshell

The effects of untreated hearing loss can't be disputed. From social and mental aspects all the way to the impact hearing loss can have on your career, there are so many reasons to put you and your hearing health first. There are endless benefits when it comes to taking care of your hearing health, including:
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Why get help?

1. Preventing further damage:

Your ears are intricate organs and can be affected by so many things. It's important to get to the bottom of what's causing your hearing loss to ensure the problem doesn't worsen. Sometimes, something as simple as medication can be wreaking havoc.
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2. Connecting with loved ones:

Hearing loss isn't a go-it-alone issue. In one way or another, it can affect family and close friends, too. From miscommunication and frustration to stress and worry, hearing loss can have a true impact on your relationships. Treating hearing loss, on the other hand, can mean reengaging with those you love most.
Why get help?

3. Stopping cognitive decline

Our brains process the sound we hear, meaning our hearing and cognitive health are directly linked. If your brain isn't getting the input it needs, it can start to deteriorate. Studies even show links to mental issues such as memory loss and dementia.
Why get help?

4. Protecting your mental well-being

Your hearing has numerous positive effects on your mental health, meaning hearing loss can have the opposite effect. Those who live with untreated hearing loss can experience anxiety, depression and social isolation at a much higher rate.
Treating hearing loss

Taking care of your hearing health

Since hearing loss often comes on gradually, it’s easy for the issue to be pushed aside or ignored. That is, until it can no longer be ignored. The effects of hearing loss can have a major impact on both your physical and mental health, making them all the more important to address. The good news? Tailor-made solutions are just around the corner. Whether you’re dealing with temporary hearing loss impacted by other environmental factors or your hearing loss needs to be treated with hearing aids, our Hearing Care Professionals can help you find a path that works best for you. Even better: They’ll be with you every step of the way.
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