Men who address hearing loss have been found to enjoy a better overall quality of life and are more likely to be optimistic, have strong social networks, and have better relationships.
Hopkins, Minnesota (PRWEB) June 23, 2015
New research suggests that healthy hearing affects several aspects of a man’s overall health, and that men are more likely to develop hearing loss than women. Fortunately, almost all cases of hearing loss are treatable, according to Hearing Care Specialists, which is encouraging hearing tests for Men’s Health Month in June.
Men who address hearing loss have been found to enjoy a better overall quality of life and are more likely to be optimistic, have strong social networks, and have better relationships. Men who address hearing loss also tend to perform better on the job and ultimately tend to make more money, according to the Better Hearing Institute's article The Impact of Treated Hearing Loss on Quality of Life.
Hearing loss has also been tied to more serious health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, memory problems, cognitive decline, depression, dementia, and social isolation. Treating hearing loss reduces the risk for developing these serious conditions.
Men who wear hearing aids can also generally communicate better, leading to better job performance, higher earnings, and a more active social life. In fact, most men who wear hearing aids feel more connected to the world and are more likely to pursue the social activities that were once avoided due to difficulty communicating.
Hearing Care Specialists is encouraging men to get their hearing tested in June in the name of better overall health. If hearing loss is present, virtually all cases can be treated, often with hearing aids. And with major advances in technology, hearing aids have become highly effective, affordable, and discreet, with some models that are nearly invisible when worn. Additionally, some hearing aid models can connect wirelessly with sound sources and can be controlled through the user's smart phone.
For more information on Men’s Health Month, visit http://www.MensHealthMonth.org. For more information on hearing loss and hearing aids, and to schedule an appointment for a hearing test, please visit http://www.hcshearing.com.
About Hearing Care Specialists
Hearing Care Specialists is a full-service audiology practice located in Minnesota, with locations in Hopkins, Glencoe, and Watertown. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and compassionate staff, Hearing Care Specialists offers comprehensive services including hearing tests, hearing aid evaluations, custom hearing aid fittings, hearing aid cleanings, rehabilitative counseling, preventive care advice, and service and repair for most hearing aid models.
Kurt T. Pfaff, Au.D.
Hearing Care Specialists