We are here to help you understand your hearing loss and how to manage it.
Hearing Health at Physician’s Choice Hearing Solutions
At Physician’s Choice Hearing Solutions, we want you to feel comfortable making decisions about your hearing. We know that many of our patients don’t just want to just treat their hearing loss – they want to understand it and know what actions they can take to manage it. Whether you’re a current patient of ours, or you’re looking for more information on hearing loss, we are here to answer your questions.
Hearing loss is the inability to hear sound in one or both ears. Hearing loss can be caused by many factors and can happen to anyone of any age – even children. It is important to manage your hearing loss at the first signs in order to prevent any further complications from occurring, such as cognitive decline.
Hearing Loss and Your Health
Better hearing often means a healthier you. Research has proven that hearing loss is linked to other serious health conditions and can have negative effects on your overall well-being when left untreated. Many people may not realize this but hearing loss can be connected to another underlying health condition such as heart disease, diabetes, or high blood pressure. Because your hearing loss could be connected to a more serious health condition it’s important to visit us at Physician’s Choice Hearing Solutions so we can perform a hearing exam and help you be proactive.
Hearing and Your Brain
Hearing is a process that many people take for granted. You may not realize how much you depend on your hearing until it’s affected by hearing loss. You need your hearing to communicate with others, to listen to music, and to keep your brain active. Many don’t realize this, but we don’t hear sound when it reaches our ears. Instead, we hear sound when it reaches the auditory cortex of the brain. When sound waves reach the brain, the sound is transformed into information and stored as a memory.
When left untreated, hearing loss makes it difficult for the brain to receive the proper stimulation it needs to remain active and healthy. Because certain sounds and frequencies are harder to hear, the brain adjusts to not hearing those certain sounds. This can lead to cognitive decline and even dementia. In fact, recent studies have suggested there is a link between hearing loss and Alzheimer’s disease.
The good news is that hearing loss is manageable. At our hearing centers, we can help you manage your hearing loss with hearing aids. Hearing aids are the best option for keeping your brain active because they provide you with the proper sound stimulation. If you suspect you have hearing loss, then make an appointment with us today. We can test your hearing and identify any signs of hearing loss early.