Thursday, July 12, 2012

Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids and Men

Did you know that 6 out of 10 people with hearing loss are men and men are less likely then women to seek treatment? The Better Hearing Institute reported more than 36 million American’s have hearing loss. Unfortunately, hearing loss remains one of the most commonly unaddressed health conditions in the United States today.  The majority of those experiencing the negative effects of unaddressed hearing loss are men.
Rarely do people consider the side effects of untreated hearing loss.  The obvious ones are the loss of communication and the enjoyment of sounds such as bird song and music.  The not so obvious ones include a negative impact on relationships, communication and social life.  It can impact your mood, creating sadness even causing depression.  It increases fatigue and ,and has a negative impact on self esteem.

The Better Hearing Institute also reported that hearing health is an important part of a man's life. Not only does it affect his quality of life and well being.  Fortunately, wearing hearing aids mitigates the impact on income by about 50 percent. And there are simple things that men can do to protect their hearing before it becomes a problem. Listening to music at no more than 50 percent maximum volume, and wearing earplugs while at rock concerts, using power tools, shooting and during any exposure to loud sounds.

We live in a busy world today.  Get Started Now! Call today for a hearing evaluation with an audiologist.
Sounds Great! Enjoy Every Moment!

Jane Kukula, Au.D.
Paula Webster, MA
Advanced Audiology Concepts
8897 Mentor Ave
Mentor, Ohio 44060


  1. Men are more exposed to loud noise over time in their workplace because they are more likely to be working around loud noises like, machinery, music, loud cheers at the stadium, even explosions, and that doesn’t even include noise pollution. Men should restrain from exposing themselves to loud noises as much as possible, and it would be good for them to get their hearing checked every once in a while so that they’ll know the condition of your ears.

    Darren Mcandrews

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