Hearing Health is a Fundamental Part of Overall Wellness
It is widely accepted that vision screenings are performed annually and dental check-ups occur every six months…but what about HEARING?
It’s time to make sure annual hearing screenings are just as much a norm as dental check-ups and vision screenings.
“About 20 percent of adults in the United states—an estimated 48 million—report some degree of hearing loss,” said Dr. Sally Muhlbach, Audiological Services. “How many more haven’t reported any loss or don’t know what they can’t hear?”
“Everyone in our community, age 55 and over, should have their hearing screened annually as part of their personal wellness program.”
Hearing loss is the third most common physical condition among adults in the U.S., after arthritis and heart disease. Although early detection and intervention are the most important factors in minimizing the impact of hearing loss, the average patient waits more than seven years before seeking treatment.