Dr Erin Rushing

Better Hearing & Speech Month

While May is almost over, it shouldn't go without mention that this month is Better Hearing & Speech Month! Here are some quick facts about hearing loss and related issues!
Dr Erin Rushing, Audiologist, Houma, Louisiana
While May is almost over, it shouldn’t go without mention that this month is Better Hearing & Speech Month!
 
Here are some quick facts about hearing loss and related issues:
  • Hearing loss affects 36 million people in the United States
  • Tinnitus (ringing, buzzing, or crickets in the ears) can be a symptom of hearing loss or of a medical problem and should be investigated
  • Hearing instruments help 80% of individuals with tinnitus
  • Signs of hearing loss: people mumble, hard to hear in noisy places, TV is too loud, people have to repeat for you, limiting social activities
  • Untreated hearing loss leads to: less social activity, more depression, more anxiety, decreased ability to understand speech over time
In future blog posts, we will explore some of these issues more in-depth. If you suspect a hearing loss or if you experience tinnitus, an audiological evaluation can be the first step in receiving proper care for your ears and hearing.

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