Some people with mild hearing loss put off getting hearing aids due to embarrassment or inconvenience. However, it is important to treat hearing loss as soon as it starts. The earlier you have a hearing evaluation, the better your treatment outcome will be. Allowing your hearing loss to become severe can lead to dementia, depression, and social isolation. Our hearing loss in Santa Fe, NM, explains more about early hearing loss treatments below.
Hearing Affects Your Entire Life
If you ignore your hearing loss, it can lead to social isolation, dementia, depression, and even problems with balance. Suffering from severe hearing loss means you are unable to communicate with your family and friends, so you may avoid social interactions and become withdrawn. Lack of social interaction and support can lead to cognitive decline and ultimately, dementia. Getting early treatment for hearing loss doesn’t just help you hear clearly — it can help you avoid social and neurological problems.
Hearing Loss Symptoms
With mild hearing loss, you may only have difficulty hearing in loud environments or think that people are speaking softly when they actually are not. As hearing loss progresses, you will notice:
- Difficulty hearing in quiet environments
- Muffled hearing
- Ringing in the ears
- Asking people to repeat themselves
- Guessing what people are saying to you
- You may start reading lips
Hearing Loss Treatments
We will determine your level of hearing loss during your evaluation and recommend the proper devices so you can continue to hear clearly. Our practice offers multiple types of hearing aids. Our experts will help select the one that is best for you!
Contact Our Hearing Loss Expert in Santa Fe, NM, Today!
The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about this and other hearing care-related topics, feel free to contact Capital Hearing Care by clicking here or by calling CLIENT PHONE NUMBER.