• Hearing Care is Healthcare


    These days, if you’re like most Americans, you invest some time and effort in the important task of taking care of your health. You go to the dentist. You see the eye doctor. And of course, your regular physician. And you may spend time keeping your body in shape through gym workouts, sports, or even yoga. But if you’re like a lot of Americans, there’s one thing missing from this healthy picture: taking care of your hearing health. We compiled a list of health issues that have been linked to hearing loss and the supportive research:


    – Diabetes – Hearing loss is about twice as common in adults with diabetes (American Diabetes Association)

    – Dementia or Alzheimer’s – Studies show that older people with hearing loss are more likely to develop dementia, and that hearing loss is associated with a faster rate of cognitive decline (AARP)

    – Cardiovascular Disease – The negative influence of impaired cardiovascular health on both the peripheral and central auditory system has the potential to affect an individual’s capacity to hear (Better Hearing Institute)

    – Depression or social isolation – Hearing loss can lead to isolation and other emotional conditions that can affect both quality of life and mental health (American Academy of Audiology)

    – Increased likelihood of a slip and fall – Hearing loss triples your risk of having a slip and fall (U.S. News)

    – Chronic Kidney Disease – Research has shown that people with moderate chronic kidney disease have a higher prevalence of hearing loss (National Kidney Foundation)

    – Vertigo – Disturbances in the blood circulation or fluid pressure in the inner ear can result in hearing loss (Healthy Hearing)

    – Parkinson’s – Parkinson’s disease affects the cochlea, which is the sensory organ of hearing (National Center for Biotechnology Information)


    Whether it’s a cause or a symptom, the good news is that hearing loss is often treatable through hearing care. And just like vision care, dental care, and other healthcare, a regular hearing exam can help you track and deal with other serious medical conditions often associated with hearing loss. With a visit to Associates in Hearing, you can get an evaluation and find out whether modern hearing instruments can help you regain clearer, more natural hearing, and stay engaged with the world around you.