Generally slow and progressive decline that affects both ears equally
High frequencies are affected first; low frequencies are affected later
A first warning sign may be an inability to understand people well in crowded environments.
Most people with undiagnosed hearing loss wait far too long to seek treatment which makes the treatment process more difficult and more frustrating for the patient.
As you age, it’s natural to experience some declining health issues. Some of the issues connected with aging can be controlled with proper diet and exercise. Others are not so easily controlled. If you are between 65 and 74 years old, there is a 1 in 3 chance that you have Presbycusis, commonly known as age-related hearing loss. More alarming is that by the time you reach 75, you have a 50% chance of having age-related hearing loss. Research shows that untreated hearing loss can be linked to a litany of other health problems including depression, dementia, diabetes, cardiovascaular disease and others.
The good news is that your hearing can be successfully managed so that you can stay more engaged, more interested and more active. To help preserve your hearing health, visit our local audiologist, Dr. Scarlet Aviles. She will perform a hearing evaluation so you understand how your hearing health is now and what you can do about it if it needs attention.
Age-Related Hearing Loss Contributing Factors:
Proper communication is integral to living a full and fulfilling life. Living with untreated hearing loss inhibits good communication, negatively affecting you and those around you. If you are over 65, you should get regular hearing evaluations. If hearing impairment is discovered, the wise decision is to treat it as soon as possible to maintain the highest possible quality of life.
Trained Audiologist, Dr. Scarlet M. Aviles, can perform a comprehensive hearing test. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Aviles at (808) 200-5633 today to make sure hearing loss doesn’t prevent you from aging gracefully.