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Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Good News About Hearing Loss

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A flurry of research has led to increased awareness about hearing loss's impact on whole body health. But sometimes people get caught in the doom-and-gloom statistics and forget there is positive news too. Although we at PHB have done our best to explain how hearing aids can improve not just hearing loss but whole body health, today we'd like to show you just how good this good news is!

In an effort to beat back the tide of bad news on hearing loss, PHB is going to present the bad along with the good news about strengthening your hearing and the impact of hearing aids on your whole body health. The bad news about hearing loss has met it's match in the good news about hearing aids.

Bad News: People with even mild hearing loss have been shown to suffer from cognitive decline and have an increased risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Good News! Studies show that people with hearing loss who use hearing aids are no more likely to get Alzheimer’s or dementia than people without hearing loss. Yay! Not only has it been shown the use of hearing aids disrupts hearing loss related cognitive decline, but a new study suggest it’s not too late for people who haven’t yet treated their hearing loss. This study showed hearing aids reverse some cognitive decline due to hearing loss.

Bad News: People with untreated hearing loss are more likely to suffer a bad fall.

Good News! It’s believed that people with untreated hearing loss are more likely to suffer a bad fall because they have limited spatial awareness. Not only do today’s hearing aids correct this problem, but some of the newest hearing aids are designed specifically to accommodate awareness of the spatial environment. In fact, Opn hearing aids scan and process the area 100x in one second.

Bad News: People with hearing loss are more likely to suffer from depression.

Good News! People who use hearing aids report being happier and more content with their lives. It’s believed that’s because depression resulting from hearing loss is often related to a sense of isolation, an inability to communicate, and withdrawal from social situations that hearing better increases a sense of happiness and belonging.

Bad News: Millions of people who have hearing loss also have tinnitus. This means they are plagued by phantom sounds like buzzing, whistling, and whining when there is no noise present.

Good News! Not only do hearing aids help correct hearing loss, they also help with tinnitus. Often people report that just using hearing aids reduced their tinnitus, but in addition to this good news, many of today’s hearing aids come equipped with programs that help ease tinnitus symptoms.

Bad News: People with hearing loss are more likely to feel isolated and distant from the most nourishing and important people and relationships in their lives.

Good News! Hearing better means communicating better with all of the people around you that you love and that love you!

Bad News: Hearing loss is irreversible.

Good News! Even though there is currently no cure for hearing loss, there is a proven, effective treatment in today’s hearing aids. These modern marvels have so much to offer--the increase in your hearing health, improved communication and relationships, a healthier lifestyle, and a positive impact on your whole body health. So now that you know the good news, why not contact your hearing health provider? Need help finding a hearing health provider. No worries. Click Here to be connected with a hearing health provider in your area.

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