This May, help spread the word about better hearing
To raise awareness about the prevalence of hearing loss, Dr. Ahlberg and Dr. Klee at Ahlberg Audiology and Hearing Aid Services want to remind you that May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, and better hearing is more attainable than ever before.
“Hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the U.S.,” says Dr. Ahlberg, “Better Hearing and Speech Month is a way to recognize that and highlight the impact hearing care specialists have on reducing the effects of communication disorders.”
Approximately 48 million people in the U.S. have hearing loss, per the Hearing Loss Association of America. On average, it takes seven years to seek treatment once someone suspects they have a hearing problem. Untreated hearing loss in children can lead to impaired learning and social skills. In adults, it can affect relationships, work, and overall quality of life. It has also been associated with dementia, diabetes, and depression.
Hearing care specialists are uniquely qualified to evaluate, diagnose, and treat hearing and balance issues. They have extensive postgraduate education and can identify various underlying medical conditions affecting the hearing and balance systems.
“Hearing keeps us connected to the world around us, and hearing technology is now so discreet and powerful that I’d encourage everyone to be proactive about hearing health,” says Dr. Klee. “By raising awareness during Better Hearing Month, I hope to emphasize early treatment’s importance.”
Consider a hearing test if you or a loved one experiences:
- Muffled speech sounds
- Difficulty hearing on the telephone
- Difficulty hearing people speak in a crowd
- Trouble understanding the voices of women or children
- Difficulty understanding people on video calls
By supporting one another in our efforts to achieve better hearing, we can ensure that Better Hearing and Speech Month will lead to a lifetime of improved hearing for everyone.
If you are ready to schedule your hearing test, give our office a call at (423) 641-0956 or click here to request an appointment online.