Hearing Loss Treatment
Sergei Kochkin, Ph.D. - Better Hearing Institute, Washington, DC
It would seem that hearing is a second-rate sense when compared to vision in our visually oriented modern society. People with hearing loss delay treatment because they are unaware of the fact that receiving early treatment for hearing loss has the potential to literally transform their lives and to reduce the chance of needing hearing aides.
Research by the National Council on the Aging on more than 2,000 people with hearing loss as well as their significant others demonstrated that hearing aids clearly are associated with impressive improvements in the social, emotional, psychological, and physical well-being of people with hearing loss in all hearing loss categories from mild to severe. Specifically, hearing aid usage is positively related to the following quality of life issues. Hearing loss treatment was shown to improve:
- Earning power
- Communication in relationships
- Intimacy and warmth in family relationships
- Ease in communication
- Emotional stability
- Sense of control over life events
- Perception of mental functioning
- Physical health
Learn the various types of hearing aids available including which aids are better according to the type of hearing loss.
Guide to Buying Hearing Aids:
What is the Best Hearing aid for you?
The Binaural Advantage:
Hearing Aid Manufacturers:
There are many hearing instrument companies, but these are just a few of the ones we use at Andersen Eye Associates:
Andersen Eye Associates proudly serves the Greater Saginaw region including Flint, Frankenmuth, Bay City, Midland, Bridgeport, Bad Axe, Mount Pleasant, and surrounding areas.