March 3rd is World Hearing Health Day, which raises awareness of the growing numbers of those suffering from hearing loss and the importance of hearing health care.
Associated Hearing Professionals and The American Academy of Audiology are focused on educating the public about hearing loss and the impact it has on quality of life. We are grateful that this awareness day was created to shine a light on the significance of hearing loss.
The many consequences of untreated hearing loss lead to social isolation and that contributes to depression and a decrease in brain stimulation. Treating hearing loss allows people to become more engaged socially and social engagement is considered one of the most important factors affecting quality of life.
While age is still the greatest factor in hearing loss, many younger people also experience hearing problems due to exposure to loud music and noises including occupational noise.
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