Today, it’s estimated that over 40 million Americans over the age of 18 suffer from some degree of hearing loss. Despite incredible advancements with hearing aid technology, often times men and women, can go years before discovering they have a hearing loss, let alone treating it. Why? Most people overlook their hearing health and neglect to sit for a hearing evaluation.
For many adults, 50 years and older, hearing problems develop gradually over time and are symptoms of the aging process, making hearing loss harder to detect. Most doctors recommend that anyone over the age of 50 receive annual hearing screenings as part of routine wellness care to identify hearing problems faster. Early detection and treatment lead to prolonged better hearing and a lower likelihood of other serious health problems.
Untreated hearing loss is associated with several severe health risks, including:
- Increased Anxiety
- Social Isolation
- Frustration and Increased Irritability
- Cognitive Difficulties and Conditions
- Increased Risk of Dementia
- Workplace Problems
Sadly, many people's reaction when they begin to experience hearing problems is to ignore the situation or pass it off as “something they can live with” because they are embarrassed to admit they are having a problem. In fact, a simple hearing screening and proactive treatment with hearing aids would protect and preserve good hearing longer and allow you to fully enjoy life again without strain.
Beltone has been an industry leader in hearing aids and hearing health for over 80 years. We offer free hearing tests that are comprehensive, personalized, and convenient. A hearing specialist will begin with a personalized hearing health assessment that familiarizes our staff with your needs.
Through a series of questions about your medical history, symptoms, lifestyle, and habits, we begin to understand what you are experiencing. Then, state-of-the-art testing technology will perform a video ear scan and audiometric test. Your hearing care professional will explain and detail what they are doing and what the results are revealing through every step.