Each year the month of May is recognized as Better Hearing Month. Hearing loss is the third most common health issue - after arthritis and heart disease. At age 65, 1 in 3 adults have some degree of hearing loss. Unfortunately, only about 25% of those who could benefit from treatment actually seek help. Untreated hearing loss is associated with depression, anxiety, isolation and fatigue. Recent studies have even found a strong link between degree of hearing loss and risk of developing dementia. In children and teens, noise-induced hearing loss caused by overuse and loud volume of personal listening devices through earbuds and headphones has become an increasing issue. Early diagnosis at any age is critical, because treatment can significantly improve quality of life.
On Friday, May 20, our Medical Hearing Systems division will be offering FREE hearing screenings by appointment at our Sarasota, Venice and Lakewood Ranch locations. Our Hearing Instrument Specialists will screen both children and adults for hearing loss.
Please call 941-951-0440 today to schedule your FREE Hearing Screening on May 20.