Men’s Hearing Health
Contrary to popular belief, hearing loss is not an isolated condition, and affects one’s overall health. Improving one’s hearing is associated with better overall health, stable social relationships, and a higher quality of life for individuals and their families. On the other hand, untreated hearing loss has been linked to cognitive decline, increased risk of falls, and depression. Hearing loss may also be associated with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, kidney disease, and other health conditions. With Father’s Day around the corner, there’s no time like the present for the men in our lives to take stock of health issues that are commonly ignored or overlooked. Because men are more likely to work in occupations and/or engage in activities that involve loud or excessive noise, they are more likely than women to experience hearing loss. Construction, manufacturing, medical equipment, power tools, motorcycles, lawn mowers, and music are some of the common sources of noise-induced hearing loss, which is entirely preventable with the use of hearing protection. Therefore, annual hearing tests and regular use of protective devices are critical to a healthy future for yourself and your loved ones. This Father’s Day, make a commitment to yourself and your loved ones by scheduling a hearing test and educating yourself about the protective devices that are right for you. As always, Comprehensive Audiology is here to help you achieve excellence in hearing health.