Many studies have shown that hearing better helps family relationships, helps people to increase their earning potential, and improves health and safety. Recent studies, however, have shown that untreated hearing loss causes cognitive degeneration and early intervention considerably slows that decline.
On average, people tend to wait five to seven years between first experiencing hearing loss symptoms and actually getting help for it. But research shows there are good reasons to seek hearing loss treatment sooner rather than later.
Early intervention prevents your brain from forgetting what to do
Over time, reduced stimulation to the ears and brain can actually impair the brain’s ability to process sound and recognize speech. Once speech recognition deteriorates, it is only partially recoverable with hearing aids in place.
Early intervention slows cognitive decline and communication problems
When you can’t hear what’s going on around you, it contributes to reduced mental sharpness and communication abilities.
Early intervention improves the use of hearing aids themselves
The earlier people begin to use hearing aids, the more comfortable they are with them, and the easier it is to learn to use them to greatest advantage. (If your world has been mostly silent, it can take longer to adapt to once again hearing all the little environmental sounds like fans, airplanes and footsteps.)
If you or someone you love is experiencing untreated hearing loss, realize that waiting longer is going to actually worsen your problem. Taking action sooner rather than later will not only let you live a fuller life for a longer period of time, but will slow down the progression of the condition.
Timpanogos Hearing & Balance offers free hearing consultations with a Board Certified Audiologist. They will examine your ears, test your hearing, and explain the results and their recommendations clearly. If hearing devices are recommended, we will let you try them for free for a week to make sure that you can really see a difference.
Call and schedule your free consulation today at 801-770-0801 or go tohttp://www.utahhearingaids.com/news.php for free online offers!