During Hearing Health Awareness Month, we’ve made it our aim to help more people get support for their concerns.
It’s been amazing to see so many come forward, especially those who had only just realized they had a possible hearing problem.
We know this takes a huge amount of courage, and seeing new folks come through our doors motivates us every day.
These are some of the reasons why we’re passionate about healthy hearing.
We know the difference it makes
Hearing isn’t a luxury. It’s one of the five essential senses that ensures we remain able to participate fully in the world.
And when you have a hearing loss, it can affect you in a number of ways.
You might miss the punchline of jokes or have trouble communicating with family members and colleagues.
In more serious cases, you can withdraw from society, while untreated hearing loss is also linked to dementia.
These negative impacts won’t just affect you but also your family. Often, they can feel like they’re losing the person they love as a hearing loss worsens.
That’s why when someone steps forward and gets the right assistance, it’s often a breakthrough moment with life-changing consequences.
Suddenly, they’re able to hear sounds they thought they’d forgotten in amazing clarity.
Our specialists have seen time after time how advanced technology lets people step back into their communities and once again become active members in positions of responsibility.
This expertise is something they are proud to share with people across Maryland and Washington, D.C. every day.
The risks are growing
Hearing loss treatment is a crucial part of the work we do at Audiology Associates. But another is stopping problems occurring in the first place.
The team feels incredibly passionate about sharing their knowledge, and particularly, showing people the dangers of noise exposure hearing loss.
This occurs when sounds above a safe threshold penetrate someone’s ears, causing permanent damage.
Young people, especially, need to keep in mind the risks, as new research shows concert-goers are endangering their hearing from an early age.
But noise exposure hearing loss can also occur in less obvious circumstances – such as if you witness one very loud sound, like a gun shot, for example.
If you believe you might be at risk due to your work of lifestyle choices, contact Audiology Associates, and we can advise you on the best forms of protection.