"I realized I had hearing loss when I couldn’t hear the blinker in my car. Then, I noticed trouble hearing in movies, in social situations and on the job. When you have hearing loss on a construction site, it can be life-or-death, really. I finally realized, 'Wow, I’m in trouble.'

My quality of life is so much better now. I wish I had my hearing checked a long time ago."

-Michael Cave
Church restoration specialist and HearingLife patient

No two paths to discovery are the same

Hearing is like your fingerprint — everybody’s is different. Just as no two people hear quite the same, sufferers of hearing loss all have their own unique story of how they came to understand they had a problem.

It’s not always easy to acknowledge hearing loss, but it’s important that you do so. There can be serious consequences to leaving your hearing loss untreated, and many benefits to treating hearing loss

Do you have concerns about your hearing? We welcome you to speak with our experts to learn about what may work for you.

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Exhibiting symptoms of hearing loss?

It may be difficult to accept hearing loss, but leaving it untreated can affect your quality of life.

Socializing becomes exhausting when you are not able to fully understand and communicate with others. Because conversations take so much more mental energy, hearing loss can also lead to irritability, negativism, anger, stress and depression. There are also potential financial ramifications: hearing loss can reduce your performance at your work or educational institution. Hearing loss and depression have been linked. Moreover, because it reduces your awareness, it increases risks to your personal safety. That’s why it’s important to take heed if you are experiencing hearing loss symptoms.

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2. Lin FR, Metter EJ, O’Brien RJ, Resnick SM, Zonderman AB, Ferrucci L. Hearing loss and incident dementia. Arch Neurol 2011; 68: 214–20. 67

3. Gallacher J, Ilubaera V, Ben-Shlomo Y, et al. Auditory threshold, phonologic demand, and incident dementia. Neurology 2012; 79: 1583–90.

4. Pichora-Fuller MK. (2008a) quoted in Convention News, “Celebrating 20 Years, AAA is Hear to Stay” from: Advance for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. By Jason Mosheim, speech-languagepathology-audiology.advance.web.com/editorial.

5. The National Council on Aging, The Consequences of Untreated Hearing Loss in Older Persons, May 1999. https://www.ncoa.org/wp-content/uploads/NCOA-Study-1999.pdf

6. Beck DL, Clark, JL. Audition matters more as cognition declines and cognition matters more as audition declines. Audiology To-day. 2009;(3):48-59.

7. Packer, Lisa. "Research shows severity of tinnitus is related to emotional processing." Healthy Hearing. Accessed April 16, 2019.

8. Jung D, Bhattacharyya N. Association of hearing loss with decreased employment and income among adults in the United States. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2012;121(12):771–775. [PubMed]