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There are many things that can cause hearing loss. Genetic conditions. An unhealthy lifestyle.  Prolonged exposure to traumatically loud sounds. Even stress.

Regardless of the cause, hearing loss isn't necessarily as debilitating as you might expect.   Except in a few rare cases, it's entirely treatable, sometimes even completely preventable. The problem is that many people don't even realize they're at risk of suffering from it until their condition becomes severe.

Here are a few very good reasons you shouldn't be like most people.

Reduce Medical Costs via Prevention

Getting your hearing screened regularly by a professional isn't just good for your auditory health. It's also good for your wallet. Through early detection and prevention of emerging issues, you can save a great deal in medical costs down the road.

According to research released by the World Health Organization, unaddressed hearing loss carries an annual global cost of approximately $750 million. Early identification, audiological rehabilitation, and the effective use of hearing aids are therefore incredibly cost-effective. Not only that, but it can also help with your mental health, as unaddressed or untreated hearing loss has been linked to depression and cognitive decline. 

The best part is that initial hearing screenings are free from most providers, meaning there's literally no justification for not going to get one. 

Uncover Other Possible Health Issues

Believe it or not, hearing loss can actually be a marker for a wide range of other health conditions, many of them life-threatening. Changes in your hearing health could be indicative of diabetes, high blood pressure, dangerous side effects of a medication you're taking, or even heart disease.

There is a growing body of research that shows the ears can actually be a window to your heart, and that hearing health is closely-connected with cardiovascular health.

Getting your hearing checked by a professional thus not only helps keep your ears in top shape but could also help you detect and treat other health problems you didn't even know you had!

Get Tailored Treatments and Recommendations More Quickly

Your hearing is unique to you, and no two people experience the audioscapes of the world in quite the same way. By extension, that means everyone's experience with hearing loss is a bit different.

Some people may have trouble hearing low-pitched noises. Others may find higher frequencies pass by them unnoticed. Regardless of how your hearing loss has manifested, you require a unique treatment tailored to your specific condition.

That's precisely what a hearing screening helps you get. By working with an audiologist, you can determine the exact frequencies you've lost and why, allowing you to take the proper next steps and get the medication and treatment you need. A professional audiogram can be used to further tailor these treatments.
While there are plenty of big-box stores and over-the-counter options, these don't offer quite the same comfort as a more professional setting. An audiologist such as those employed by Connect Health can walk you through everything you need to know, providing you with specific counseling on the latest digital hearing technology. More importantly, they'll help you fine-tune your devices to your exact specifications, and you'll have the added luxury of regular follow-ups, meaning you won't need to troubleshoot your technology on your own.

If you're interested in learning more, Give us a call at 1-888-426-6632 to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our hearing care professionals today.