Your sense of hearing is a vital link to your world. It can be a source of pleasure, information and communication with other human beings. The latter three abilities are the cornerstone of a healthy and happy life. Without the ability to communicate effectively, feel pleasure and obtain information a human being would surely be impoverished psychologically and even could suffer from physical disease. Good hearing is a requisite to being “linked” to your world. And being linked to your world is what gives value and meaning to your life.
Hearing loss can affect anyone at any age. In fact, the American Speech-Hearing-Language Association estimates that at least 28 million Americans are suffering from some degree of hearing loss. Our ability to hear naturally degrades over time as we age, but there are other factors such as medical issues that cause our hearing ability to degrade.
Medical research studies have shown a link between hearing loss and heart disease, chronic kidney disease, diabetes, and psychological and functional decline in older adults. In fact, individuals with hearing loss are also more prone to develop disorders such as depression and dementia, and incur increased falls according to recent findings in research medicine. So, the issue is not just about your hearing; it’s about the quality of your life.
Did you know there are treatment options available that can improve both your hearing wellness and your overall general health? That’s why at Evolve Hearing Center we encourage our clients to stay attuned to their hearing wellness. We are dedicated to educating our patients and the physicians in our community about the importance of hearing care as part of any global health and wellness program.
To learn more about the hearing wellness program at Evolve Hearing Center or to schedule an appointment, contact our Los Angeles-Beverly Hills office today.
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