Do you or someone you know suffer from any type of hearing loss or hearing related problem?  Did you know that there are several athletes, including some who are participating in the 2012 Olympic Games who have hearing loss?  Hearing problems are far more common than people think, and they are nothing to be ashamed of.  If treated properly you can still maintain a high quality of life while still enjoying most of the activities you have always done before.

Take a look at some of the athletes who are currently participating in the 2012 Olympic Games even though they suffer from hearing loss:

  • Tamika Catchings — Basketball
  • Chris Colwill — Diving
  • David Smith — Volleyball
They didn’t let hearing loss stand in the way of success, will you?  There are so many options available today to help you with hearing loss, from hearing aids that really work well, to cochlear implants, assisted listening devices, and even some types of medicine.
Hearing loss affects so many people, especially the elderly, it is hard to know when is the right time to try out a treatment method.  Loss of hearing can affect your work and home life, but also can also affect your personal safety.  Permanent hearing loss can make you feel lonely or depressed or like you have lost your independence.  Hearing aids can often help with these issues.  If you or a loved one feel you are experiencing hearing loss, or may need a hearing aid consider the following:
  • If you think you have a hearing problem and are thinking about getting a hearing aid, look for an ear, nose, and throat doctor (an otolaryngologist or otologist). He or she can check to make sure other problems aren’t present and find out the cause of your hearing loss. The doctor can also recommend possible treatments.
  • If the doctor finds that a hearing aid would help, ask for a recommendation for an audiologist. This specialist can help you choose the type of hearing aid that will work best for you. He or she can help you learn how to get the most out of your hearing aid.

If you want to answer a brief questionnaire to help you determine if a hearing aid is right for you, check out the Wise Health Decision section on WebMD.



Written by Jesica.

Disclosure:  This was a sponsored post in which The Mommy Bunch received compensation, however, all opinions are strictly our own.

Sources:  WebMD, Healthy Hearing