Q: Why are hearing tests so important?
Leslie E. Herman, Au.D., CCC-A
For more then 35 years, Dr. Herman and her staff have provided patients of all ages with the highest level of care in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss. These blog posts are from the New Jersey Monthly.
A: Studies have shown that there are strong links between hearing loss and other health concerns, including dementia and depression,and that those who are fitted with hearing aids in the early stages of hearing loss can reduce the risk of cognitive decline. Individuals with hearing loss aren’t the only ones affected—studies also indicate that companions of people with untreated hearing loss often have restricted social lives and decreased relationship satisfaction. Tremendous advances in treatment have been made. Many of today’s wireless, virtually invisible hearing aids allow users to hear from all directions, in many environments. It’s important to see a hearing specialist as soon as you notice a problem, not just for your hearing, but also for your health.