Having trouble hearing your friend from the other side of the room? Finding yourself slowly raising the volume of your headphones? Hearing loss is more common than you may think, and it often goes undetected because of this. Our world is getting louder and louder, and those being affected by a hearing loss are getting younger and younger. Hearing loss is often gradual, which makes it that much harder to detect. There are so many reasons why early detection of hearing loss is so important, but here’s just a few:

It Protects Your Physical Health

Besides being able to identify the underlying issues that are causing the hearing loss if there are any, detecting and treating a hearing loss can keep you physically safe from everyday dangers that we are typically alerted to by sound. Whether it’s a car that you don’t see coming while driving or something falling from a high shelf, when your hearing isn’t in tip-top shape, the world becomes that much more dangerous.

It Protects Your Mental Health

Being able to hear is a beautiful and powerful thing, and when we begin to lose that ability, it can cause a lot of emotional distress. Sometimes, those who are suffering from a hearing loss may feel inadequate in certain situations, and while that is certainly not the truth, sometimes we cannot help the way we feel. On top of that, straining to hear others daily can be very mentally exhausting. Detecting hearing loss early on and treating it can help spare people from these stressors.

It Protects Your Current Hearing Ability

Unfortunately, hearing loss can only get worse if left untreated. If it is detected early and properly treated, your ears can be protected from future damage, and, in some cases, the progression of hearing loss can be stopped for some time. Seeing a specialist can help you learn tips and tricks to safeguard your hearing, even if you are not currently dealing with a hearing loss.

At Preferred Hearing Centers, we are here to help you protect your hearing and have a wealth of information and facilities to do so. We want to help our patients detect hearing loss as soon as possible and treat it in a way that is most efficient and specialized to them. Call and schedule an appointment today, so we can help you to improve your hearing health!

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Mark D. Johnson, HAS, BC-HIS, A.C.A.

Mark began his career in the hearing healthcare field in 1993 with a major hearing aid/care provider. He opened his own practice in 1994 in Orlando, Fl.  In 1995, he became board-certified, and through continued training received his A.C.A. credentialing as a certified audioprosthologist in 1997. He has conducted many hearing educational workshops, both for professionals and for the general public, and trained many individuals in the hearing healthcare field.