Hearing Aids May Do More Than Just Treat Hearing Loss
According to the World Health Organization, about a third of people over the age of 65 suffer from some type of hearing aid loss. In the US alone about 27 million citizens are estimated to have hearing loss. However, hearing loss is gradual, and most people don't immediately note that they are losing their hearing. Instead, they miss out on conversations, turn up their television, and attempt to work around it.
It turns out that avoiding the problem may not be the solution, however, as untreated hearing loss appears to be linked to a heightened risk of fall-related injuries, Alzheimer's or other memory-related disorders, anxiety, and depression according to a study conducted by the University of Michigan. It turns out that acting quickly to preserve hearing in seniors can help keep their brains active and lines of social communication open, which in turn decreases their risk factors for diseases commonly associated with the elderly.
Unfortunately, early action generally does not happen even when hearing loss is medically chartered. According to the Hearing Care Industry Association (HCIA), only one in four people who could benefit from a hearing aid actually have one. The high costs associated with hearing aids bar many people from even considering them. Medicare doesn't cover them, and out-of-pocket expenses can easily reach into the thousands.
On average, people wait seven years after symptoms appear before seeking help with hearing loss. Left untreated, hearing loss can seriously hinder an older adult's ability to communicate. This can lead to social isolation, frustrations at work, and even strained relationships.
Research is ongoing into the health effects as well as social impacts of hearing loss.
Before you leave, we have a question for our readers.
Does background noise overly interfere with your conversations?
Do you have trouble hearing people who do not speak loudly and clearly with perfect diction?
Making a simple decision as trying a hearing aid may seem like a small step, but it can be a huge leap to a better quality of life. Many adults live with untreated hearing loss for many reasons, particularly to avoid purchasing expensive hearing devices. Because traditional hearing aids can cost several thousands of dollars making it out of reach for the many that actually need it.
So what other options are available?
Fortunately, There is an option for people who are suffering from hearing loss but don’t want to spend thousands on a solution. Thanks to advancements in design and technology, there is no need to suffer in silence any longer.
HearBloom devices are tiny, barely visible, revolutionary hearing devices. The advanced design ensures you can hear everything that is going on around you while filtering out annoying background noise and without breaking the bank.
Whatever stage your hearing loss is at, from mild to severe, you will hear the world around you in the way nature intended.
Why anyone with hearing loss can benefit from a device like HearBloom
As we mentioned earlier, many people are mistakenly embarrassed about hearing loss. However, hearing loss can have substantial negative side effects on your life. The good news is that using a hearing aid can counter those negative effects and offer several benefits you might not even realize:
✅ Increased lifespan – According to Oxford Journals, a team of Icelandic researchers discovered the mortality rate for elderly people with untreated hearing loss is higher than that of people with hearing loss who wear hearing aids.
✅ The Alzheimer’s connection – Believe it or not, there is a direct connection between hearing loss and dementia. While this connection is not fully understood, it is documented. For every 10 decibels of hearing loss the risk of dementia grows by 27%. This danger might be mitigated with the use of a hearing aid.
✅ A better quality of life – Despite the common resistance to admitting hearing loss, several studies reveal that once people with hearing loss start using a hearing aid the quality of their social lives improves dramatically.
Here at HearBloom, we have come on the scene to help reduce those costs, by making hearing devices more affordable & accessible for the many millions around the world who are losing their hearing.
You can find out more about our range of hearing devices below.
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