Hearing loss is a common problem that we can partially blame on aging. Heredity and gender are other top causes of hearing loss. Studies reveal that men are more than twice as likely to develop hearing loss as women. 28-million Americans suffer some type of hearing impairment, and 60% of them are men. Blount Hearing and Speech provides these tips to help determine and prevent hearing loss and is dedicated to helping clients regain the precious gift of hearing.
The majority of factors causing hearing loss in men come from noisy, predominately male occupations including construction work and factory labor. Loud noises are known to cause hearing loss – and the greater the lifetime exposure to loud noises, the worse the impairment.
If you suspect you suffer hearing loss, do the best thing for yourself and your loved ones – get the help you need by contacting Blount Hearing and Speech in Maryville, Tennessee. Your evaluation appointment with our audiologist will help determine the best treatment for your impairment. Get tested. Not addressing your hearing loss can negatively affect all other aspects of your life. So how do you know if you need to see an audiologist? Some simple ways to recognize hearing loss include if you
- Consistently need to ask others to repeat what they say to you
- Have difficulty hearing the TV or radio at normal volume levels
- Struggle to hear conversation at normal speaking levels
- Have trouble hearing clearly in restaurants or other places with background noise
- Have to strain to hear a conversation with someone on the telephone
- Feel that people tend to mutter rather than speak clearly
Protect the hearing that you do have by faithfully wearing ear protection when you’re around loud noise. Wear ear plugs or ear muffs on the job, when you mow the lawn, use power tools, work on or ride a motorcycle or snow mobile, go hunting or go to the range. It’s also wise to keep the volume moderate when you use headphones with your music system.
Hearing aids today are made to be virtually invisible and are so high-tech that the majority of hearing loss can be greatly improved with these devices. Stay in the game socially and professionally by addressing your hearing loss today.You’ll feel better about your job and your family and friend connections when you can hear all that’s going on around you. Don’t miss out on another conversation. Call Blount Hearing and Speech today at 865-982-8557 to schedule your comprehensive hearing evaluation. At Blount Hearing and Speech, we apply diligence and care to meeting your hearing needs. Contact us today and hear better right away.