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Untreated Hearing Loss Costs More Than You Think

According to a slew of recent studies, going for a prolonged period without properly treating hearing loss can have significant impacts to your wallet in addition to the typical outlined health concerns.

One study of note, conducted by the Medical University of South Carolina, found that adults in middle-age that have untreated hearing loss have significantly higher medical bills (some over 30% higher) than those of their peers who have no hearing loss. The study brings significant light to the fact that people with untreated hearing loss are at a much higher risk for extenuating medical bills and hospitalization.

Of all the excellent points made in the study, one was particularly frightening – the study participants were middle-aged, NOT 50+ like most hearing loss study participants. The lead author on the study, Medical University of South Carolina Professor of Health Care Leadership & Management Annie N. Simpson, noted that the significant negative health consequences of untreated hearing loss, ““…may manifest earlier than is generally recognized and may affect use of health care across the continuum of care.”

Another study, conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, found that the mortality rate for people 70+ with moderate to severe hearing loss is over 50% higher than those with no hearing loss. Yet again – the consequences of inaction when it comes to untreated hearing loss are evident in research and can affect more than quality of life and the almighty dollar: it could lead to an untimely death.

Audiologists around the country are proactively solving these problems by custom-fitting hearing instruments for those at risk. We at Adriatica Audiology are no different – we take these issues seriously and will work around the clock to ensure all patients have every available option to prevent the aforementioned consequences.

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Loved Ones with Hearing Loss – How to Deal

My name is Kaila Williams and I am Dr. Bary’s youngest daughter. My father was born with hearing loss. This means that his hearing loss has been present all of my life. Most days, he’s wearing his new hearing aids and he does really well. The Siemens Binax hearing aid is amazing in its progressive functionality.… Continue Reading

Do You Want to Stay Young? Get A Hearing Check

  According to public opinion, hearing loss is a sign of old age. But, hearing loss can strike at any time of life. I was born with a hearing loss, and my sister was diagnosed in her late 20s with one. What many people don’t know is that hearing loss can actually lead to faster aging. Modern… Continue Reading

Choosing The Right Audiologist For You

    Hearing aids are not something you can just put in your ears and forget about. They are like any rehabilitation device; they take time and patience until they work just right. That’s why the path to rehabilitation is every bit as important as the hearing aid itself.   HOW TO CHOOSE AN AUDIOLOGIST: Be heard. Too… Continue Reading

Are We Crazy – 2 Week Trial for Siemens Hearing Aids

In all my years with hearing loss, I have never experienced anything like the Siemens Binax Hearing Aid. It is the most comfortable hearing aid I have ever worn. We are offering a free two week trial of it in our two offices so my patients can really see the difference it makes. If you… Continue Reading

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