Your Hearing

Not hearing well? You’re in good company.

In Connecticut alone, there are more than 300,000 people who don’t hear well. That includes children and young adults, as well as seniors. Hearing changes are an invisible health problem. Most people with hearing loss can actually hear sounds very easily. Their problem is that they can’t understand the words. And that can cause more obvious problems, including arguments, misunderstandings, stress, and frustration.


So, what causes hearing loss?

It’s often impossible to know exactly what caused an individual hearing loss. However, here are the major causes:

  • Aging
  • Infections
  • Noise exposure
  • Injuries to head/ear
  • Heredity
  • Ototoxic drugs or cancer treatments (antibiotics, chemotherapy, others)
  • Combinations of the above

If your hearing has changed, what’s the next step?

Most people think the immediate next step is a hearing aid. That’s not true. The next step is to have your hearing tested to see if you really do have a hearing loss. Don’t put it off! Untreated hearing problems are serious problems. Studies have linked untreated hearing loss to diminished psychological and overall health, impaired memory, reduced alertness, social rejection and loneliness, fatigue, tension, stress, and depression*. The sooner hearing problems are addressed, the better off you’ll be. Unfortunately, 90% of hearing losses are not medically correctable. But a hearing test can rule out a simple problem that may be medically treatable.

What can you expect at your appointment?

Once you’ve taken the first step and made your appointment, what can you expect? Typically, your visit to Zenith Hearing Aid Center will include the following: 1. Hearing Analysis 2. Lifestyle Discussion 3. Solution Options You can read more about this in Your Journey to Better HearingYourJourneytoBetterHearing, a guide to living a healthy hearing life.

Schedule your hearing test today!

Early treatment for hearing loss can literally transform your life! Schedule your hearing test today, and let’s treat whatever loss you have, no matter how minor or significant. You will soon be asking yourself, Why did I wait so long?

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*Sources: Hearing Loss and Dementia Linked in Study, Johns Hopkins Medicine; Guard Your Health, Better Hearing Institute