Hearing loss affects people of all ages, not just the elderly. For the young, even a mild or moderate hearing loss can cause difficulty learning, developing speech and building the important interpersonal skills necessary to foster self-esteem and succeed in school and life.
If you think you or a loved one suffers from hearing loss, don’t delay another day. Visit Ear and Hearing Specialists of New Mexico and take the first step toward better hearing.
There are several health risks that are associated with hearing loss. If you have any of the following symptoms you may have a hearing loss and be unaware of it. Some common health conditions include:
Overweight: A high BMI (body mass index) or if you carry your weight in your waist area is associated with hearing loss, especially in women.
Balance and fall risk: Hearing loss has been associated with a higher incidence of serious falls.
Chemotherapy drugs: Some Chemo therapy drugs are known to be ototoxic and cause temporary and permanent hearing loss.
Noise exposure: With the higher use of personal listening devices like cell phone, ipods and Bluetooth there has been a sharp increase in hearing loss, especially in the higher frequencies, in the past few years. Noise comes in many forms all of which if loud enough or listened to long enough can be associated with an increase in hearing loss.