#HearingFactFriday: Hearing loss is not good to ignore

Two weeks ago, we discussed how common age-related hearing loss is, especially for people over 65. And while it may feel inevitable for all of us as we age, hearing loss should not be taken lying down, as they say.

Why? Because we know that the negative effects of untreated hearing loss can impact our quality of life in numerous ways. In a 2016 study by Columbia University, the study’s lead, Dr. Anil Lalwani, noted the effects listed in today’s hearing fact, adding that age-related hearing loss “is a major public health concern.”

His advice? Dr. Lalwani notes that, “hearing aid use has been shown to improve the social, functional and emotional effects of hearing loss.” 

If you want to be proactive about your hearing loss, we can help. Call 1-888-908-1845 or click here to find someone who can answer your questions and help you treat any hearing loss.

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