“World Hearing Day” is this Friday, March 3rd, and Carolina Hearing Doctors wants to highlight the theme for this year - “Action for hearing loss: make a sound investment.” Untreated hearing loss has an enormous economic impact but read below to see how treatment can have an even greater positive impact.
Hearing plays a significant role in determining how we interact with the people and world around us. Many of us take hearing for granted just because it’s a sense that we were born with and never think about.
Age related hearing loss is often ignored and left untreated because people view hearing loss as a simple side effect of aging. However, for those who suffer from it, treatment should never be put off! More and more studies continuously show that untreated hearing loss has damaging effects on one’s physical and emotional health. The sooner a person’s hearing loss is addressed and treated, the better for their long-term health.
Studies show that untreated hearing loss leads to increased cognitive decline. Fortunately, hearing aids can prevent this!
Dr. Helms is a well-known retired local physician who first came to Carolina Hearing Doctors when he was still practicing medicine. His hearing had deteriorated to a point where he could no longer use a stethoscope and he knew that it was time to manage his hearing loss.