Hearing loss can affect your life in many ways. You may miss out on talks with friends and family. You may have trouble meeting new people or facing new surroundings. On the telephone, you may find it hard to hear what the caller is saying. At the doctor's office, you may not catch the doctor's words. You feel insecure in many daily situations. Sometimes hearing problems can make you feel embarrassed, upset, and lonely.
It's easy to withdraw when you can't follow a conversation at the dinner table or in a restaurant. It's also easy for friends and family to think you are confused, uncaring, or difficult, when the problem may be that you just can't hear well. Those suffering from hearing loss can become isolated by their inability to effectively communicate. That's why it is vitally important to see a hearing specialist if hearing loss is suspected.
If left untreated, hearing loss can lead to depression, high blood pressure, anxiety, and other unhealthy feelings and behaviors. Hearing loss does not have to get in the way of your ability to enjoy life.
Call one of our hearing centers and schedule a free hearing evaluation and find out if hearing loss is affecting your health and your enjoyment of life.