Hearing loss affects 48 million people in the United States, and that number continues to grow each day. As one of the fastest-growing hearing care companies in the world, our goal is to educate and empower you with the knowledge you need to live your best life with the gift of better hearing.
Our “never corporate” and “customer first” approach encourages everyone at hear.com to act like an owner and do what’s best for our customers. It motivates our employees to not only work hard, but to be passionate about delivering the best possible experience for our customers.
The diverse individuals who work at hear.com are hard workers. But most of all, they have heart. And they’re doing more than a ‘job.’ They’re part of something that’s truly changing lives all around the world. Everyone at hear.com is all about helping people hear well so they can live well.
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Causes of Hearing Loss
The sounds of nature, conversations with family and friends, summer concerts — all things we enjoy because of our ability to hear. Our ears play an integral part in making activities enjoyable but are also a natural warning system that detects oncoming traffic.
You shouldn’t wait for severe hearing loss to remind you how important it is to hear clearly. In fact, acting earlier is key to protecting the hearing you have left.
Causes and symptoms of hearing loss
Most people are usually unaware or in denial of their hearing loss until family and friends point it out — but this is the exact moment to do something about it. Studies show people wait an average of 7 years after noticing the first signs of hearing loss before acting on it. Once someone does make the important investment into hearing aids, they usually say, “I should’ve done this sooner,” realizing that the use of hearing aids would have significantly improved their quality of life sooner had they addressed it when they first noticed they were struggling to hear and understand.
Hearing loss is often gradual and subtle. It can be a part of aging but can also be caused by things like repeated exposure to loud noises. Everyday life puts us in demanding listening environments, such as the workplace, a busy city or noisy restaurant. Many people have also experienced temporary hearing difficulty after attending an extremely loud music event. And in the last few decades, more people have been using headphones and earbuds almost exclusively to listen to music, which can increase the likelihood of hearing damage.
It’s important to note that loss of hearing can be a result of a head injury, disease, infection, trauma, stress, diet. Genetics is also a common culprit.
Common signs of hearing loss include:
- Difficulty following a conversation
- Difficulty understanding what people are saying in loud environments, such as busy restaurants, cafes, shops, etc.
- Other people’s speech seem muffled
- Listening to the TV at a high volume
- Ringing in the ear (tinnitus)
- Group conversations are exhausting
- Saying “huh” or “what” all the time or asking people to repeat themselves
Why are hearing aids the best form of treatment?
Hearing is an extremely important aspect of human perception and our overall health.
We depend on our hearing to understand speech, listen to the sounds we love, and enjoy spending time with our family.
The best treatment is the use of medical-grade hearing aids that are programmed to your specific hearing needs by a qualified hearing care professional.
Consequences of hearing difficulties
Study after study shows that people feel fatigued, unhappy, isolated and depressed if they leave their hearing loss untreated. The ability to concentrate, participate in conversations, self-esteem, and speech comprehension are significantly reduced.
“Recent research by Dr. Frank Lin at Johns Hopkins University has found that untreated hearing loss increases the incidence of cognitive decline, dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease. The brain requires consistent sound stimulation to remain active and healthy. By not wearing hearing aids, people living with hearing loss are missing out on richer experiences, whether they are cultural, professional or social.“
– Emily Smith, Au.D., Lead Audiologist
If you suspect a sign of hearing loss, we’re here to help you get your life and freedom back. Contact us to enroll in our no-risk 45-day hearing aid trial and schedule a hearing appointment with one of our local hearing aid providers in your area.
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