If you are a woman and you are grossly overweight you are at risk for hearing loss. If you are a smoker, you increase your risk of hearing loss by 70%. If you have cardiac disease, your chances of having hearing loss increase significantly. Diabetes and some medications can put you at risk for changes in your hearing. Does any of this surprise you?
If any of this resonates with you, it's time to seek the advice of an Audiologist. Changes in hearing happen so gradually that it is usually the people around us who notice before we do.
Your sense of hearing connects you to the world around you. Think about all of the people who are important to you. Imagine missing the voice of a loved one, misinterpreting a request from a customer or not hearing the sound of rain hitting the roof or leaves crunching under you feet.
You monitor your health. Take care of your ears. You only get one set. Schedule an appointment to see an audiologist today. You'll be glad that you did.
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