Do you have hearing loss?

November 21, 2019 Providence Body & Mind Team

Does the volume on your television threaten to rattle your windows? Do a large portion of your conversations include the phrases, “What?” and “Excuse me?” or “Could you please repeat that?” Has the problem gotten worse as you’ve gotten older?

It could be presbycusis—hearing loss that occurs gradually as you age.

Hearing loss is one of the most common health conditions affecting the senior population today. That doesn’t mean, however, that you have to suffer in silence just because you’ve reached “a certain age.”

Hearing aids, assistive devices, bone anchored systems and implants, or acquiring new skills like lip reading can all help bring the sound back into your day.

The quiz below will help determine if you may have a hearing loss and if it’s time to reach out to a hearing specialist for a formal hearing test. Don’t let your senior years be silent if they don’t have to be.

Find a doctor

The team of audiologists and hearing specialists at Providence understand how hearing loss can limit your life and keep you from the activities and people you enjoy. We can help you hear what you’ve been missing—no matter how old you are. You can find a Providence hearing specialist using our regional directory. Or you can search for a primary care doctor in your area.

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Related Resources

Love loud music? Wear earplugs to avoid hearing loss

Everyday noises can cause lasting hearing damage

Five secrets for aging gracefully

This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professional's instructions.

 

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The Providence Body & Mind Team is dedicated to providing medically-sound, data-backed insights and advice on how to reach and maintain your optimal health through a mixture of exercise, mindfulness, preventative care and healthy living in general.

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