The purpose of Better Hearing Month is to heighten public awareness about hearing loss and communication disorders, and to encourage people to take action if they believe they are experiencing a problem with their hearing.
Untreated hearing loss can lead to a number of negative health conditions. For example, people with hearing loss have up to a five times increased risk of dementia. Hearing loss can also cause people to withdraw from social situations, which can lead to depression or a decrease in quality of life. Furthermore, those with mild hearing loss are three times more likely to experience a fall than those with normal hearing.
Treating hearing loss with hearing devices or other medical intervention can decrease risk of dementia, improve quality of life and have an overall positive impact on your health. Full audiological care from a doctor of audiology is the best decision you can make for your hearing health.
If you are one of the 48 million Americans suffering from hearing loss, heed the message of Better Hearing Month and schedule an appointment at Precision Hearing this May!
Dr. Kristen Weinbaum is a Board Certified Audiologist who has been serving Clermont since 2012. Precision Hearing is located at 4331 S. Hwy 27 and can be reached at (352) 765-8018. We are family-owned and operated and accept most insurances. Call today to schedule a free hearing evaluation and take advantage of our 30-day satisfaction guarantee on all devices!