Better quality of life through hearing

Created: 10/02/19 (Wed) | Topic: Benefits

Sometimes certain things or events are a priority. It’s important to efficiently get the crops in to get a good start on the season. Spraying crops, when the time is right, becomes a priority. But did you think of making your hearing a priority? Here are some reasons to address your hearing health.

First of all, hearing loss can lead to high levels of stress in your life, which can ultimately deteriorate your health and overall quality of life. Studies have shown that people with untreated hearing loss suffer fatigue, depression as well as higher levels of anxiety, social isolation, and withdrawal.

Hearing loss has not only been known to diminish an individual’s quality of life, but it can also lead you to feel isolated in social settings such as dinners, parties or family gatherings. And when we lose our hearing, we can lose our connections to the people who matter in our lives.

For those who are living with untreated hearing loss, straining to hear all day is hard work! This extra load on our cognitive system is responsible for increased fatigue and irritability among those with untreated hearing loss but is also linked to an increased risk of dementia and cognitive decline.

Untreated hearing loss puts your personal safety, as well as the safety of those around you, at risk. Individuals who suffer a hearing loss, but do not wear hearing aids should consider not just their safety, but that of their family, friends, and co-workers too.

With everything we know today about the negative effects of untreated hearing loss there is one important thing all of us can do to ensure we are hearing as well as we can: get a baseline hearing test! Regular check-ups will lead to early detection and treatment of hearing loss which is by far the best way to lower your risk of developing any of the negative effects discussed above.

To learn more or to have your hearing evaluated, call Professional Hearing Services today. Plus, as a NDFB member, you will receive a 10% discount on services and products. Professional Hearing Services has three main offices: Minot, Williston and Bismarck. (The Bismarck PHS office is located in the NDFB building at 4900 Ottawa Street.)

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