Never too early to get a hearing baseline test. That tip and others were shared with Bucks this month by member, Dr. Mary Goodacre, Audiologist.

Wednesday, 05 October 2016 14:08 Written by  Markoe-Boyd, Marlene Read 457 times
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Saying that approximately 36 million Americans suffer from hearing loss with more than half of the people with hearing loss younger than 65 and approximately 6 of every 1000 babies having significant hearing problems at birth, member Audiologist, Dr. Mary Goodacre, reminded the Bucks membership this month that there is no age recommendation or limit in getting a baseline hearing test.

According to Dr. Goodacre, hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the United States and leads to a decrease in your quality of life. There are many signs that you may have a hearing loss such as:

Difficulty hearing in a noisy environment, such as a restaurant, wedding, car.

People seem to Mumble all the time.

Family and friends have to repeat themselves when speaking with you.

Have trouble hearing people when not facing you and have trouble following conversations.

You have ringing, buzzing or hissing sounds in your ears.

Untreated hearing loss can lead to sadness and contribute to dementia, depression, anxiety, paranoia and poor social relationships.

Genetics, the aging process, exposure to loud noise, and ear diseases can cause hearing loss and according to Dr. Goodacre there are many types of hearing aids that can help people hear better and live a better life. Dr. Goodacre spends a good part of her day at her practice, Staten Island Audiological Services, counseling patients and their families about the effects of hearing loss, something she finds very rewarding.

 

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