Seniors Suffer From Hearing Loss In Silence
The number of Americans now suffering from hearing loss is on the increase. As many people begin to age, their hearing starts to deteriorate. A survey conducted by AARP and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) showed the importance that is placed on maintaining hearing health by individuals ages 50 and older.
Nicole Duritz, AARP Vice President states, “Maintaining hearing health as one ages is a very important concern among our members,” She goes on to explain “While the survey results indicate that older Americans recognize the impact hearing difficulties can have on relationships with family and friends, people are also going without treatment, which can negatively impact quality of life and lead to safety issues.”
The inability to hear properly and the lack of treatment can cause many seniors to suffer from depression and isolation. Receiving the correct treatment in the form of a hearing aid, can help them better deal with their condition. Family members and friends of the elderly, must encourage them to visit their local hearing center, where an audiologist can correctly diagnose and prescribe the right hearing aid.