It is often a partner or family member that ‘gently encourages’ a loved one to get their hearing checked as untreated hearing loss often affects those around us more. Besides the obvious impact hearing loss can have on our relationships, have you ever considered how hearing loss can affect your overall health? With Hearing Awareness Week beginning on February 25, we thought it was timely to discuss the influence hearing has on our brains and the rest of our body.
Many prevalent health conditions among seniors and baby boomers have a very strong link with hearing loss. Regardless of how young or old you are, the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss is critical to maintain and restore wellness and may even prevent more serious health conditions. While many think of hearing loss as an inevitable part of the ageing process, it should not be considered a benign condition that is passively accepted or ignored. We know today that the consequences of untreated hearing loss can have a far-reaching and devastating impact.
With three in every four people over the age of 70 having a hearing loss in Australia if you haven’t had your hearing assessed recently now is the time to make a positive change that could not only influence your hearing but also your health.
To celebrate Hearing Awareness Week, Hearing Wellness is offering FREE in-home hearing assessments for Brisbane residents 60+ years young until the end of April 2018. For further information or to make a booking, call 1800 WE HEAR (1800 93 4327) or visit www.hearingwell.com.au.