Dr. Cory Surridge, Director of Audiology for Charlotte Speech and Hearing Center, recently spoke at the Center’s Anniversary Luncheon. During our luncheon, celebrating 51 years of service, Dr. Surridge discussed 3 surprising ways hearing can affect your overall well-being.
Did you know that hearing loss affects your physical safety, cognitive functions, and emotional health?
Johns Hopkins University conducted a study in 2017 that found “even a mild degree of hearing loss tripled the risk of an accidental fall.” And with every additional 10 decibels of hearing loss, the risk for a fall increases by 140%! In a similar John Hopkins study, researchers found that hearing loss is also associated with accelerated cognitive decline. Cognitive decline is 30-40% greater in those with hearing loss than those without hearing loss. Finally, hearing loss can affect your emotional health by causing social isolation, fatigue, stress, and depression. Those who suffer from hearing loss have to work significantly harder to hear and be a part of conversations. This often results in fatigue and social isolation, leading to depression. Hearing loss truly does affect every aspect of your body and well-being.
Even more surprising, though, is the fact that 1 in 5 individuals suffer from hearing loss but 80% do nothing about it. It takes a person 7 years of suffering through these symptoms before being fitted for a hearing aid.
Don’t Wait, Get Your Hearing Checked
If you are suffering from hearing loss, please do not wait. Call Charlotte Speech and Hearing Center at (704) 523-8027 to schedule your hearing evaluation today!
And call now, because we are offering a special promotion from Monday, November 5th until Friday, November 16th, 2018! If you purchase a pair of hearing devices from Charlotte Speech and Hearing Center during that time, you will receive $500 off your purchase!
Learn more about Charlotte Speech and Hearing Center’s hearing programs an services by visiting our Hearing Services page.