10 Takeaways from the "Improved Hearing and Quality of Life" Presentation

Hearing Health Associates' Event at Restoration in Crozet, VA

Hearing Health Associates' Event at Restoration in Crozet, VA

In July, we hosted an event at Restoration in Crozet. Current and new patients were invited to enjoy lunch and a presentation given by Deborah Doyle Allen, Au.D. The presentation, called "Auditory Fitness: How Improved Hearing Contributes to Quality of Life," helped educate attendees about the warning signs, effects and impact of hearing loss; the intricacies of the anatomy of the ear; and, the latest hearing technologies and research. 

In case you missed the presentation, we've included a PDF of the full version at the bottom of this post. We've also pulled the top 10 key learnings from the presentation for a quick glance:

Did you know....

  1. More than 34 million Americans, 10% of the U.S. population, suffer from hearing loss.
  2. Hearing loss is linked to:
    a. Sadness/depression
    b. Worry/anxiety
    c. Social isolation
    d. Paranoia
    e. An overall negative impact on your quality of life!
  3. Those with hearing loss are three times as likely to experience a fall.
  4. Those with diabetes are twice as likely to experience hearing loss.
  5. The risk of dementia is five times more likely to occur in someone with hearing loss.
  6. Two-thirds of people who are 70 and older have hearing loss. It is part of our nature. 
  7. Older subjects with normal hearing perform as well as younger people who are hearing disabled.
  8. Ninety-five percent (95%) of hearing loss is "Sensorineural," which occurs from aging, exposure to loud noises, disease and genetics.
  9. Hearing aid batteries will soon be a thing of the past. 
  10. Ninety-five percent (95%) of cases of hearing loss can be treated with today's hearing aid technologies.

We will be hosting another event in the Fall in the Waynesboro, VA, area. Details will be posted on our blog, Facebook page, and through our eNewsletter, which you can subscribe to by clicking here

A PDF of the full presentation is available here.