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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.
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