For people over age 70 who have “clinically meaningful hearing loss,” proper fitting with a hearing instrument can not only improve their ability to hear the television and radio, but it can also significantly improve their social interaction with family and friends, thereby helping them avert depression and withdrawal that may otherwise accompany old age. In addition, hearing loss can place older individuals at such a disadvantage when it comes to hearing doctors’ instructions that it can put their lives at risk. According to a 2015 study, people age 70 and older with moderate-to-severe hearing loss had a 54% higher risk of mortality. Even mild hearing loss was associated with a 21% increased risk of dying from all causes.
Proper hearing promotes better communication. When an uncorrected hearing impairment causes the loss of special and important moments in your life, it’s time to rediscover the benefits of healthy hearing and learn about the marvelous wonders now available in hearing instruments. Come see us at BETTER HEARING CENTER and discover how today’s hearing instruments are virtually disappearing from sight. We offer a complete range of hearing healthcare services at New Hampshire’s premier hearing care provider.
P.S. Similar to high blood pressure being regarded as an important contributing factor to a number of serious health conditions, hearing loss is increasingly being recognized as an important health and longevity factor.