'By recognizing the significance of hearing on overall health, we can not only reduce the number of individuals with hearing loss, but increase the overall wellness of our family, friends, and neighbors,' said David Smriga, M.A., president of AuDNet, Inc.
Burnsville, MN (PRWEB) May 05, 2014
Recognizing and treating hearing loss may help more than just your hearing, reports AuDNet, Inc., America’s Audiology Network, which is raising awareness of the link between hearing loss and other important health issues. AuDNet’s outreach comes in recognition of Better Hearing & Speech Month in May.
“The people of the United States are fortunate to have access to top-notch hearing evaluations and care,” says David Smriga, M.A., president of AuDNet, Inc. “By recognizing the significance of hearing on overall health, we can not only reduce the number of individuals with hearing loss, but increase the overall wellness of our family, friends, and neighbors.”
Nearly 40 million people in the United States today suffer from hearing loss. Most of them are part of America’s current workforce. Hearing loss affects people of all ages: from babies to Millenials, Baby Boomers, and the elderly. In fact, a 2008 study found that the prevalence of hearing loss among younger adults, specifically those in their 20s and 30s, is increasing.
Common symptoms of potential hearing problems include difficulty following a conversation with multiple people speaking, having trouble understanding things on television, getting confused about where sounds come from, and misunderstanding what other people say.
Smriga strongly encourages all people to schedule an appointment with a licensed audiologist to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment for hearing impairment. With a proper diagnosis, hearing loss can be effectively managed and treated with hearing aids and other solutions. Eight out of 10 hearing aid users say they’re satisfied with the changes that have occurred in their lives specifically due to their hearing aids.
“When left untreated, hearing loss can disrupt nearly every aspect of a person’s life,” Smriga noted. “We have the opportunity to expose the benefits of hearing loss prevention and testing during Better Hearing and Speech Month.”
When people with even mild hearing loss use hearing aids, they often improve their job performance; enhance their communication skills; increase their earnings potential; improve their professional and interpersonal relationships; stave off depression; gain an enhanced sense of control over their lives; and better their quality of life.
AuDNet, Inc. is a national network of licensed audiologists and Doctors of Audiology who are “The Hearing Experts.” Network members are an elite group of highly trained, educated, licensed, and experienced professionals specializing in audiology care and rehabilitation, including hearing aids. AuDNet, Inc. offers consumer education through its user-friendly website: http://www.NowiHear.com. To learn more about AuDNet, visit http://www.aud-net.com or call 1-800-308-7290.