Central Florida Speech & Hearing Center – Hear Better, Live Better
Hearing is a major component in connecting with the world. It is one of the central elements of the ability to function independently. Your hearing is an important part of your well-being. Without the ability to hear properly, your brain can’t receive the sound stimulation it needs to remain active and healthy. Over time, your brain will begin to forget certain sound signals and won’t be able to retain information as well. This can lead to poor memory and feelings of fatigue. In addition, research has shown that hearing loss is one of the top risk factors for dementia.
Left untreated, hearing loss is not only related to cognitive disorders, but contributes to social isolation, loneliness, high blood pressure and other health conditions. Hearing loss makes it difficult to effectively communicate with those around you. You may find it difficult to understand children because they have a higher pitch of voice, or you can no longer hear the birds singing in the morning. No matter what your favorite sounds are, untreated hearing loss can make it difficult to fully enjoy the sounds of life.
The benefits of treating hearing loss are lifechanging: • Live Longer. Studies show older adults with untreated impaired hearing have a shorter lifespan than peers with hearing problems that wear hearing aids. • Decrease Falling. People with mild hearing loss are 3 times more likely to have a history of falling. • Reduce Cognitive Decline. Adults with untreated hearing loss experience a 30-40% faster decline in cognitive abilities compared to peers with aided hearing. • Fight Depression. Those with untreated hearing loss have significantly higher incidence of feelings of isolation and depression. • Combat Dementia. Adults with untreated hearing loss are more likely to develop dementia.
Hearing care should be part of a person’s annual healthcare, just as many do with their eyes. However, not everyone needs a hearing aid. Sometimes, stimulating your brain through hearing means using other amplifiers or adjusting your lifestyle. The best way to know is by starting your hearing health journey today!
The Doctors of Audiology at Lakeland Hearing Care are committed to providing hearing solutions that fit the needs, lifestyles and budgets of our patients. We take a personal approach to patient care. Hearing is a vital part of our health and overall well-being. We listen to our patient’s needs and go the extra mile to meet those needs. Together, we will work with you to develop a customized care plan that will complement your unique lifestyle. There are a number of options available including devices that are waterproof, discreet, comfortable and technologically advanced. Whether you need hearing aids or another solution, we are here to help.
Lakeland Hearing Care is part of Central Florida Speech & Hearing Center, an organization that has been serving Polk County’s hearing needs for over 62 years.
3020 Lakeland Highlands Road, Lakeland Call today to schedule an appointment 863-686-3189 cfshc.org