In the United States we’re exposed to all kinds of messages about how to stay healthy. We know about proper nutrition and the great benefits of exercise and that staying engaged socially is good for us. But there is one aspect of our overall health that we don’t talk about much: our hearing health.
Did you know that hearing loss affects over 31 million people? In fact, hearing loss is one of the most common health concerns in the United States, but people know relatively little about how to maintain healthy hearing. In fact, we take our hearing for granted… until perhaps there is a noticeable decline in our ability to hear. The truth is keeping your hearing as healthy as possible is one of the most important things you can do for your overall health.
It’s not unusual to have small changes in hearing as we age, changes we may not be aware of because they happen so gradually, or because only certain tones and frequencies are affected. But small changes can turn into big changes, and sometimes they are difficult to detect on our own because we are very good at adapting to those subtle changes, whether it’s with our vision or our hearing.
At Sandia Hearing Center, we offer hearing assessments, check-ups, and treatments to help you maintain good hearing health. Some of these include checking your ears for wax build up, cleaning hearing aid devices, and providing outside resources so you can keep up on the latest information about hearing health. We also educate you on how to educate your friends and family so they feel empowered to support you and your active lifestyle. It’s also important to stay positive and learn new strategies that you can use in social interactions.
Your hearing deserves good care, but perhaps you’re wondering if you really do have a hearing deficit. The best way to find out is to come in to our office at Sandia Hearing Center and have an assessment done. We offer a range of evaluative options to determine the level of hearing loss so we can take the best course of action. In the meantime, you can do a quick self-check by visiting our website and taking our Hearing Assessment Questionnaire.
Your hearing is just as important as all of the other aspects of healthy living. At Sandia Hearing Center we will help you keep your hearing fit and strong for years to come. Call us today at 719-634-6260 or just stop by and say hello. We would love to meet you!