Here’s why “Hearing Well Changes Everything!”
Maintaining your hearing health throughout life is key to aging well and staying active. Of the five senses, hearing is one of the most important for communicating and understanding the world around us. Several studies have shown the link between good hearing and our emotional, physical and cognitive well-being.
Discover the impact of good hearing on your life. Having doubts about your hearing? Here are 4 reasons why you should have it tested.
Keep up an active social life
Social isolation is one of the first negative impacts of hearing loss. All our social relationships are based primarily on oral communication. When a hearing problem arises, communication inevitably becomes difficult, which encourages gradual social withdrawal. We might first cancel noisy evenings out, then start avoiding certain types of conversation and, in extreme cases, even stop leaving home altogether.
This situation can be avoided. Meet a audioprosthetist at the first sign of hearing loss and this hearing professional will be able to point you to the best solutions to help you regain your hearing and retain your quality of life..
Keep your brain healthy
A good deal of research has shown that keeping our minds active helps delay the appearance of cognitive issues or neurodegenerative diseases and slow their progression. When we maintain good hearing health, we’re helping our brain continue to receive all kinds of stimuli, for example having conversations, attending social events or listening to music. The goal is to keep our mind in good shape.
Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are two of the cognitive problems that can be prevented with good hearing health, and the simple act of wearing hearing aids can reduce their prevalence.
Aging well also means being able to remain autonomous. Again, hearing has an important role to play. When we take steps to make sure we’re hearing well, we’re giving ourselves the chance to stay independent as long as possible. Communicating well, understanding what our doctor or pharmacist tells us, and hearing sounds that signal danger or an emergency is essential to independent living.
The right hearing solution could improve people’s safety and give them greater autonomy.
Hear well to age well
Hearing loss, even partial or gradual, is never insignificant. Even if it isn’t tied to a serious illness, it can have serious repercussions on your quality of life and level of autonomy as you get older.
Don’t let your hearing loss worsen over time!
Feel free to contact us to make an appointment with an audioprosthetist. During your first visit, we will take the time needed to assess your hearing and, depending on your results, will suggest possible solutions and next steps.
Did you know? It is recommended to see a hearing health professional :
– As soon as you see signs of hearing loss
– For a hearing test every two years once you turn 50