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Hearing Loss – Health Risk

The Invisible Handicap

HERE ARE SOME WARNING SIGNS OF
HEARING LOSS:
1. You hear but have trouble understanding all the words in a conversation, especially in a crowd.

2. You often ask people to repeat themselves.

3. You find telephone conversation increasingly difficult.

4. Family complains you play the radio or TV too loud.

5. You experience ringing in your ears

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW…
1. Most hearing problems develop gradually.

2. Most people with hearing difficulties can benefit from hearing aids.

3. Hearing keeps us in contact with life.

4. There is a definite link between hearing loss and dementia.

THE SILENT ENEMY – HEARING LOSS
“There is strong evidence that hearing impairment contributes to the progression of cognitive dysfunction in older adults,” says Sergei Kochkin, PhD, Better Hearing Institute’s Executive Director.  “Unmanaged hearing loss can interrupt the cognitive processing of spoken language and sound, exhaust cognitive reserve, and lead to social isolation – regardless of other coexisting conditions.

HEARING LOSS AND BRAIN FUNCTION
While the ear picks up and transmits the sounds around us, it is the brain that decodes and processes the signals and gives them meaning.  When hearing loss is present, the presentation of sound to the brain receives less sound, it “forgets” what to do with the sound.  A simple hearing test could preserve the ability of the brain to understand speech, limit exposure to possible depression and keep a patient actively and happily engaged in life.

FREE TEST & EVALUATION
We provide a comprehensive hearing evaluation to determine if your hearing loss is simply caused by wax build-up or if you require assistance from a hearing aid to improve the clarity of what you hear.

Dunnellon
20170 E.Pennsylvania Ave.
352-502-4337

Ocala
2400 SW College Rd.
352-533-4981

The Villages
1578 Bella Cruz Dr.
352-432-1241

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