Regularly scheduled hearing tests should be part of your normal health routine but are often not included as part of an annual physical.
It is recommended that people over 50 have a hearing test every 5 years and over 65 every two years. Your hearing may have influence on many aspects of health.
People with even mild hearing loss are three times more likely to suffer from falls. Johns Hopkins studies show that people with untreated hearing loss are three to five times more likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer’s as well as general memory problems. Diabetes can influence hearing so anyone diagnosed with diabetic condition should be checked upon diagnosis
Women with untreated hearing loss are almost three times as likely to suffer with depression. There is also a correlation between hearing health and cardiovascular disease. Ringing ears (Tinnitus) should also not be dismissed because it may be a sign of a much more serious health problem.
We offer complimentary hearing test and tinnitus (ringing ear) assessments and will furnish you a copy for your personal medical records or send one to your primary care physician for you. Please call (239) 498-7142 today to schedule this critical evaluation!