May is better hearing month!
Did you know that May is better hearing month? That’s why we have tons of special events happening now through the end of May. Stop by and see what’s new.
FYI – Hearing loss currently affects more than 36 million Americans today. Although hearing problems are commonly associated with the normal aging process, more than half of all hearing-impaired persons are younger than 65. With the increased use of personal music players
(MP3s) and earbuds, the number of Americans experiencing hearing loss at a younger age is growing. On average, most Americans consider hearing loss a condition that is simply associated with aging, and don’t know how to recognize the condition or who is qualified to diagnose and treat the condition. In an effort to raise public awareness for the growing number of Americans suffering from hearing loss, the American Academy of Audiology in conjunction with Welsch Hearing Aid Company is celebrating Better Hearing Month this May.
As part of Better Hearing Month, we’re encouraging consumers to be more aware of their hearing health. “Hearing loss can be caused by exposure to loud noises; ear infections, trauma, or ear disease; harm to the inner ear and ear drum; illness or certain medications; and deterioration due to normal aging process,” explains Susan Fenrich, BC-HIS . A Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist is a highly educated and experienced health-care professional who specializes in evaluating and fitting people with hearing loss instruments. Hearing loss
can affect patients of all ages—newborns, infants, babies, toddlers, children, teens, adults, and the elderly.
You may have a problem with your hearing and need to see an audiologist, if you have trouble hearing a conversation in a noisy environment such as a restaurant, are unable to hear people talk to you without looking at them, or have a constant ringing or pain in your ears.
The first step in treatment of a hearing problem is a hearing evaluation.