Coping with Hearing Loss
Our own Dr. Thomas Powers, Vice-President of Regulatory Affairs, recently joined Dr. Gus Müeller, author and Professor of Audiology at Vanderbilt University, for a series of interviews on the realities of coping with hearing loss. They addressed a broad range of topics, including the scope of hearing loss in the U.S., how hearing loss can impact the lives of those affected, and what people can do to preserve their hearing. They also discussed the new and innovative hearing devices available for treating hearing loss today.
A few highlights from the interview:
- As many as 35-40 million people in the U.S. know they have hearing loss, yet only about 20% have sought treatment.
- Hearing loss has been linked to the onset of dementia and cognitive decline.
- Untreated hearing loss negatively affects relationships and quality of life as people withdraw from social interactions.
- While hearing loss due to aging may be unavoidable, people can do a lot more to protect their hearing from noise damage.
- Our innovative smart hearing aid technology has made hearing devices more discreet, comfortable, powerful, and intuitive than ever.
Click here to watch the segment yourself and let us know what you think in the comments!
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