by Cristi A. Moore,
Doctor of Audiology at Sonora Hearing Care.
Every year, the month of May is dedicated to Better Hearing Month. What does that mean for you? It means that if you have been putting off getting help for your hearing, now is the perfect time.
Here are some facts about hearing loss and tinnitus that you may not know.
- 36 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss.
- Over half of those with hearing loss are younger than age 65.
- Hearing loss is the #3 most common health problem reported in the U.S.
- Over 50 Million people in the U.S. have tinnitus (ringing in the ears.)
- 90% of those with tinnitus have some degree of hearing loss.
- Dementia is more common in people with untreated hearing loss than those with normal hearing.
Some common signs of hearing loss include:
- Asking people to repeat
- Tinnitus (described as a buzzing, humming, ringing, or other sound that can be bothersome).
- Hearing speech, but not understanding what is being said
- Difficulty hearing speech in a noisy environment, such as a restaurant
What should you do if you experience one or all of these symptoms? Call and make an appointment with an audiologist at Sonora Hearing Care. An audiologist is a health care professional that can evaluate, diagnose, treat, and manage hearing loss, tinnitus and balance disorders in adults and children. Audiologists hold either a Masters Degree or Doctorate (Ph.D or Au.D). Hearing loss and tinnitus do not have to hold you back from enjoying your everyday activities. There are treatment options available and it starts with one call to Sonora Hearing Care.
Call 520-881-8740 today for your complimentary consultation!