At Concierge Hearing Aid Services, we want to make sure that our veterans get the care that they need, especially during Men’s Health Awareness Month. As veterans, you’ve been exposed to guns, explosions, and more that can damage your hearing over time. Scheduling a hearing test can help you to find out how much loss you’ve already experienced and what can be done to preserve your hearing.

 

The Statistics

It’s important to know that you’re not alone when it comes to hearing loss in veterans. Over 900,000 veterans around the United States are getting some level of disability for hearing loss. This means that it’s a real problem. When you have a military service background and old age working against you, it’s important to know what you could experience.

As your hearing becomes increasingly worse, it can cause problems with your relationships. If you struggle to hear conversations, it may result in dropping out of different social events. Many veterans who suffer from hearing loss also battle depression – and we want to prevent this from happening.

There are different types of hearing loss, too. There may be conducive hearing loss when sound waves don’t reach the inner ear, such as due to a punctured eardrum. Sensorineural hearing loss occurs when there’s damage to the auditory nerve or the inner ear itself. Knowing what kind of loss will determine what can be done to restore your hearing.

 

Health Problems

There are a number of causes for hearing loss. Many people deal with hearing loss with age, especially men. In fact, men are more prone to hearing problems than women. Further, you will find that there are other ways that your hearing can worsen.

Smoking can lead to problems. Further, heart disease can cause a hardening of the arteries, leading to sensitivities within the inner ear.

Focusing on your health is of the utmost importance. Regardless of how long you were in the military and what kind of health you’re in now, you can choose to commit to your hearing health right now.

It all starts with scheduling a hearing test. At Concierge Hearing Aid Services, you can schedule an appointment with Wendy Meyer-Eberhard, a board-certified hearing aid specialist. This allows you to get an evaluation and learn about ways to care for your healing in Orange County and the surrounding areas. You owe it to yourself to care for your hearing and we’ll show you the best ways to accomplish this.