One of the most difficult things to deal with in life is having to wake up one day and realize that you have lost your hearing. It is an unexpected condition that has left many frustrated and unable to come to terms with it, save for the costs incurred for you to hear again. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society in 2010 gave a projection that the cost for the first year of treatment for hearing loss will increase by 500% plus from $8 billion in 2002 to an estimated $51 billion in 2030. If this isn’t a catastrophe, I don’t know what is.
Hearing loss is a condition that affects adults and is common among the older generation. A person in a group of three has a hearing problem that is slowly fading away. It is a true say, that chances of developing hearing loss increases as one grows older. Sadly, of the many that are affected, few seek help while others do so when they are 5 to 15 years late. This is according to a report by a 2012 Healthy Hearing magazine. Lateness in seeking help for a hearing loss poses difficulties like hard adjustments to hearing aids and incurs lots of expenses. A report by Better Hearing Institute on The Impact of Untreated Hearing Loss on Household Income shows that those with mild hearing loss earn $12,000 more than those profound in the condition. It further projected a $122 billion of lost earnings in the United States as a result of the untreated hearing loss.
Before you miss out on life, become a burden to your family and or slowly lose interaction with the society, seek help immediately you develop signs of hearing loss.
Understanding how hearing loss occurs, the underlying causes, symptoms and how detrimental to your health they are, as well as taking the necessary precautions is the first great step you can take. From common things like noise and painkillers you take to complex issues like chemotherapy, these are the th