May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

Connecting people.

Every May, we join the hearing care community in raising awareness of hearing loss care and prevention. This year's theme is connecting people - reminding us that hearing is a vital sense that links us to each other and the world around us.

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Your hearing is a hub for your overall health

Did you know that hearing health can be connected to a wealth of other health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and more? Studies have found that several health conditions and decisions related to your health increase the risk of hearing loss. Most of them share a common thread: Directly or indirectly, they damage tiny blood vessels of the inner ear, affecting your ability to hear well.

Additionally, those with hearing loss are at a higher risk for conditions like depression, social isolation, Dementia,  injury-causing falls, and more. The good news is that most cases of hearing loss can be helped with hearing aids. Unfortunately, many people delay getting the help they need — and the longer they wait, the more likely they are to experience some or all of these conditions.

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Signs of hearing loss

Hearing loss affects people of all ages

It's common to associate hearing loss with aging, however, it's important to know that hearing loss can impact people of all ages, including children, teens, and young-to-middle-aged adults. 

Hearing loss in children/teens

How do you know if your child or teenager is experiencing hearing loss? Several signs may indicate that your child or teen is struggling with some degree of hearing loss. 
  • Muffled hearing or ringing in their ears
  • Increase in fatigue
  • Distracted behavior
  • Annoyance with their ears or head
  • Dislikes loud environments

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Hearing loss in adults

Here are some common early signs of hearing loss to watch for. If you're experiencing one or more of these symptoms, it may be time for a hearing test. 

  • You struggle to understand others
  • Loved ones complain about volume levels
  • You have trouble hearing in crowds
  • Your ears are ringing or buzzing
  • You're constantly saying 'what?'

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How to check your hearing

The first step to reconnecting with those you love is by checking your hearing. With the rise of telehealth, there are now more options to evaluate hearing than ever, including:

Online hearing quiz

This quick online quiz checks to see how well you can hear in different scenarios. 

Virtual hearing assessment

Have a smartphone, headphones, and a quiet environment? You can check your hearing from the comfort of your home. A remote hearing care advocate will guide you through the assessment. If hearing loss is indicated, they will help you schedule a follow-up appointment at a hearing care clinic near you. 

Professional hearing evaluation

Professional hearing evaluations take place at a hearing care clinic. A hearing care provider will work with you to complete an in-depth evaluation of your hearing and propose solutions if hearing loss is indicated.
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Take the next step

If you or someone you love has been struggling to hear, don't wait any longer. Get your hearing evaluated today to start your journey to rediscovering the sounds of your life!

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